Monthly Archives: September 2013

Animal Health for Food Security: Protecting Africa’s Lifeblood

Livestock are the lifeblood of African society, providing financial and food security for around 300 million people. However, it’s estimated that 25 per cent of animals die annually from preventable diseases. In countries such as Cameroon, nuclear and nuclear-related technologies … Continue reading

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Corporate Nigeria – Nigeria’s Food Security – “..with objective of raising agricultural productivity by shifting from traditional subsistence farming to commercialised agriculture” – #Corporate Nigeria

The government set aside USD1.3 billion for the programme, with the short-term objective of raising agricultural productivity by shifting from traditional subsistence farming to commercialised agriculture. In the medium to long term, the government hopes to expand capacity in the … Continue reading

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Borno – China: “..we will create jobs, spread wealth & enhance food security.” Governor Shettima

  “Our goal is to be the centre point of agriculture not only in Nigeria but in sub-saharan Africa and we are working very hard to achieve this, I look forward to you fulfilling your own sides of the bargain” … Continue reading

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Livestock sector development for poverty reduction: an economic and policy perspective Livestock’s many virtues

  Abstract Livestock contribute to the livelihoods of an estimated 70 percent of the world’s rural poor. The increasing demand for animal protein in low- and middle-income countries provides an opportunity for the poor to improve their livelihoods. However, the … Continue reading

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FAO – Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI) – About the Project

The Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI) was launched in 2001 by the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with financial support provided by the United Kingdom Government’s Department for … Continue reading

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‎HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGERIAN LIVESTOCK RESOURCES REPORT – By David Bourn

The Federal Government of Nigeria has long recognised the need for a wide ranging and objective assessment of livestock populations and systems covering the whole country. The problem has been how this might best be achieved. In the past, official … Continue reading

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NATIONAL LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’S POSITION PAPER ON “BILL FOR AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, PRESERVATION AND CONTROL OF NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVES AND STOCK ROUTE AND THE CREATION OF NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVES COMMISSION AND FOR PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH” BY NATIONAL LIVESTOCK PROJECT DIVISION DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT, KADUNA

NATIONAL LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT’S POSITION PAPER ON “BILL FOR AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, PRESERVATION AND CONTROL OF NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVES AND STOCK ROUTE AND THE CREATION OF NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVES COMMISSION AND FOR PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH”  BY   … Continue reading

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