Promoting sound AgroForestry policies and Green Food Programme… new approach of open policy-making by bringing together farming, food & environmental organisations to explore the issues faced by our food system & what this means for the natural environment.
Corporate Secretary and President’s Special Envoy, The World Bank Group
Land degradation and subsequent desertification are becoming some of the most pressing development issues. It is estimated that one-third of the world’s arable land has been lost in the last 40 years due to soil erosion. Every year, 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost through erosion and 12 million hectares of land are degraded through desertification and drought. These processes directly threaten the livelihoods of 1.5 billion people, and have broader consequences on growth and prosperity at the national and regional level. In countries such as Central African Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Pakistan and Tajikistan, land degradation is estimated to cause an annual GDP loss in the order of 1 to 5%.
Pressure on land resources is expected to increase, largely driven by socio-economic development, as well…
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.