Country Representative for the Sultanate of Oman
Osman is a professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences. He holds a BSc in Veterinary Science and MSc in Meat Production from the University of Khartoum, Sudan and a Ph.D. from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
He is currently carrying out several duties including teaching, research, extension and community service. He has built strong relations with the local goat producers and goat scientist to improve the local goat population.
Osman has diverse experience in areas that cover goat and other domestic animal species including production systems, molecular genetics and breed evaluation, nutrition and health. He supervised several students who worked on goat production and health. He co-authored a book entitled “Goat Meat Production and Quality” published by CABI. He has published about 200 scientific, scholarly works including refereed scientific journal papers, conference presentations, and book chapters. He has also helped organize conferences on small ruminants in Oman.
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