Experimenting with forage hybrids to improve mixed crop-livestock systems in Nicaragua

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

As part of the BMZ financed project ‘climate-smart crop-livestock systems for smallholders in the tropics: Integration of new forage hybrids to intensify agriculture and to mitigate climate change through regulation of nitrification in soil’, the Livestock and Fish program team has been working alongside farmers in rural communities of Nicaragua to improve productivity and mitigate the effects of climate change through the efficient use of nitrogen in soil and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in mixed crop-livestock systems.

Applying the innovative approach of Biological Nitrification Inhibition  by Brachiaria humidicola forage grass hybridsThrough this project we are applying the innovative approach of Biological Nitrification Inhibition (BNI – a process improving the efficiency of utilization of fertilizer nitrogen while reducing nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural production systems) by Brachiaria humidicola forage grass hybrids to tackle the challenge of developing knowledge and technologies to reverse land and pasture degradation, increasing productivity and improving the livelihoods of small farmers while reducing agriculture’s environmental impact.The project’s main…

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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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