Author Archives: Dr. B. A. USMAN

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.

The increasing use of groundwater for irrigation poses a major threat to global food security

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? Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Panos Groundwater overuse rising, could hit food prices Speed read The world has been increasingly extracting groundwater to support agriculture Most of these go to rice, wheat, cotton, corn, sugar and…

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Deforestation in Nigeria (Google Alert / allAfrica)

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Read at : Google Alert for desertification allAfrica http://allafrica.com/stories/200707231729.html Nigeria: Rich in Oil, Dependent On Firewood Inter Press Service (Johannesburg) 23 July 2007 Posted to the web 23 July 2007  Toye Olori Lagos It is a…

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Fuel Wood and Desertification

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? ? Fuel Wood Consumption and Desertification in Nigeria by Audu, E.B. Government Secondary School, Lugbe, Along Umaru Musa Yar’adua Way, Abuja – FCT, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Uncontrolled population explosion especially in the developing countries, the need…

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To upscale climate-smart agriculture

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? ? Photo credit: Agroforestry World A smallholder farm in Tanzania. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Todd Rosenstock Connecting research, practice and policy to upscale climate-smart agriculture BY SUSAN ONYANGO A group of women in Kamotony area in…

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It is time to use historical data to predict drought in Africa to benefit farmers

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? Photo credit: SciDevNet Copyright: Petterik Wiggers / Panos Time is ripe to predict drought to help African farmers by Esther Ngumbi Speed read Drought is ravaging Africa, thus resulting dire need of food One strategy…

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Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) innovations

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? Photo credit: ICRISAT His Excellence Moussa Ousmane distributes plants to women at the project launch. Photo: Mahamane Badamssi, ICRISAT NEW CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PROJECT LAUNCHED IN THE POOREST REGIONS OF NIGER To improve the resilience of…

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Sustainable water bird management for food security

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? Photo credit: UN News Centre A flock of Ruffs in central Sudan. Birds are crucial for food security for the local populations. Photo: FAO/ONCFS Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird…

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