Sustainable agriculture in the Sahel (AfricaFiles)

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 Title: Niger-Chad: Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel?

Author: IRIN
Category: Food and Land
Date: 4/16/2012
Source: IRIN
Source Website: http://www.irinnews.org <http://www.irinnews.org/>

Summary & Comment: The Sahel continues to experience severe drought year after year. farmers and their families move to cities or elsewhere to find a livelihood. But some believe it is still possible to grow food with the right crops and techniques. “The Sahel has enormous potential – this is a very marginal food-growing environment, so we are forced to learn how this natural system works.” They look for the clues in nature, and practice agro-forestry, a traditional land-use system that combines trees or other woody perennials with crop and animal production in fertile wadis. JK

http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95258/NIGER-CHAD-Is-sustainable-agriculture-possible-in-the-Sahel

With drought conditions chronic in the Sahel, many farmers give up trying to grow crops and head to towns and cities to find work. In Chad many…

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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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