CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

A new working paper from WorldFish argues that the availability of genetically more productive fish stock “must progress hand in hand” with refinements in the production systems in which the fish will reared and marketed.

The authors indicate there is much “documented evidence about the success of selective breeding in several species,” however they argue these gains will “have no impact on farmers unless the progeny from improved strains reach the production system in a state that makes them capable of prospering during the grow-out period until they reach market weight.”

The major challenge addressed in this paper is not just to achieve genetic change in a fish population but to achieve effective multiplication and dissemination of the resulting improved strain. This requires that people and the ways they operate are influenced. “Assuming that because we have an improved strain, hatchery managers will effectively multiply it and disseminate it, and…

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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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