The traditional vetiver grass system to reverse desertification

DESERTIFICATION

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Sustainable agriculture starts with good soil, says May East

In our Bangladesh and Senegal projects, respectively funded by the Scottish and UK governments, communities are replacing input-intensive agriculture with new food systems, focused on well-being, resilience and sustainability; while paving the way to healthy, diverse and locally produced food in healthy soils.

SOIL is one of the building blocks of life on our planet, providing the basis for food production, storing carbon, sustaining biodiversity.

The continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans will be under the spotlight with the 2015 UN International Year of Soils (IYS 2015).

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015 in collaboration with governments and the secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The IYS 2015 aims to increase understanding of the…

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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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