Sustainable Agriculture Efforts in Drylands (Land-l.IISD)

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ICARDA Newsletter Documents Sustainable Agriculture Efforts in Drylands

The March Newsletter from the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) describes ICARDA’s efforts to encourage long-term salinity management investments in Iraq’s agriculture sector, micronutrient research in lentils, conservation farming in Iraq, and training on characterizing goat and sheep diversity for conservation and sustainable use in Ethiopia.

In Iraq, the ICARDA-led Iraq Salinity Project is linking research results to action by policy makers through advocacy activities and the development of dialogue. Research activities include: irrigation system management; ground-surface water interactions; new salt-tolerant crops; and farmer led innovations at the field level. On conservation farming in Iraq, ICARDA is working to develop locally produced and low cost seeders in response to the high cost of imported farm equipment.

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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