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chain value production in the agricultural sector, adding value to local farm produce converting to raw materials and finished products

value chain production in the agricultural sector

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

The idea is value chain production in the agricultural sector, addition of value to local farm produce and converting them to finished food products and raw materials for agricultural cottage industry. converting cassava to various food like cassava flour, cassava starch, cassava peel for animal feeds, gum, cassava pellets, ethanol, writing chalk, face powder, glue, binders for pharmaceutical drugs etc. palm fruit conversion to palm oil, palm kernel oil, palm kernel cake, soap, cooking oil, animal feed and fish feed, palm olive etc. groundnut can be converted to various products like groundnut oil, groundnut cake, groundnut paste, peanuts, peanuts butter, animal feeds etc.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

The part of the world we are targeting is Africa, Nigeria and Niger delta region. This is so because the raw materials for the chain value production is in abundance here the market structure is also here for the viability of the idea though the market is not limited to Africa alone Africa especially Nigeria is blessed in agriculture but it has been neglected youths are wasting away because of poverty we need to develop the agriculture of Africa again

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

My idea will building future of the Niger delta region and community for self development in the agricultural sector. development and training of youth in the region and community. it build a bridge of literacy in chain value production it will a bridge of industrialization it will build a bridge of gender equality it will build a bridge of dignity of labor it will build a bridge of economy development

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

value chain production in agriculture will be solving lots of human needs which includes. production of food will solve one of the greatest human need. creation of job and means of livelihood for the community and region. peaceful coexistence among the people when they are engage reduction of poverty which lead to different crimes. learning and development among the people of the community.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Many difference will come into being in the Niger delta community and region as a whole Creation of jobs and employment opportunities youth restiveness will be reduce to the barest minimal if not eradicated completely. youth entrepreneurship development will be seen in the community and region. business development and industrialization. gender inequality will be erased. food production will be enhanced and hunger will be abolished. poverty will be reduced. youth participation in the agriculture will increase. waste of agricultural produce will be abolished.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

The main inspiration behind my idea is passion for the region and agricultural sector, being a sector that has earned the highest foreign exchange for the country in the time past and been neglected by the present Government which now major on oil from the same Niger delta region and still neglecting the community, Therefore my passion can be summarized as follows 1. passion for Niger delta communities. 2. passion for agricultural sector 3. passion for the youth 4. passion for the future

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The Niger delta community is rich in diverse agricultural products but due to the advert of oil and gas many have left farming which is the major problem Nigeria as a country is facing right now, which has also led to great poverty in the Niger delta region so we are leveraging on training and development of the youths in this various communities as they work with us, they are trained in agro entrepreneurship. The few farmers will also benefit from having a ready made buyers for their produce which will also encourage many to start farming again. The business people in the region can also be distributors and whole sellers of our products thereby also creating business opportunity for many people in the region.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

The Niger delta region and community has agricultural produce that is the major local farm produce are ready available in the region The rate of unemployment in the Niger is high which gives us the enough of room to create jobs for all gender and all categories of work force, unskilled, skilled and professionals. The market though not limited to the region alone anyway, but has attractive marketing concept in the region because many other neighboring states sought products and raw materials from Niger delta. The the youths from the region and community will have opportunity for training and entrepreneurial development which will create an environment for success both for the community and the organization.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

We will be working with local farmers, ministry of agriculture, media houses, other business owners that will need some of our raw materials, trade export groups, and more especially those that will be working and developing entrepreneurship skills. We hope to work with multi nationals in the future, pharmaceutical industries, food production industries and international organizations for exportation

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Returning home

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Technology-enabled: Existing approach is more effective or scalable with the addition of technology

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

Group or Organization Name

SIGNALCOMM ENTERPRISES

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

This organization is born out of struggle to create a better life around the Niger delta region in Nigeria by tapping into the already existing but not viable sector of the economy, the country has a whole has neglected the agricultural sector which was once her major source of foreign exchange, the sector is now left for the old folks we do the little they can do to feed their families and survive, From our research we have seen that the sector can boom again if we introduce value chain production into some selected farm produce which also from our research has the highest potentials in chain value production hierarchy, cassava, palm kernel and groundnut are the local farm produce that can lead to the production of various food products and raw materials for other cottage industries. The problems that will be solved includes unemployment, youth restiveness, gender inequality, hunger, poverty, wastage of farm produce, market development, business development and industrialization,

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Type of submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organization Headquarters: Country

Nigeria

Organization Headquarters: City / State

asaba / delta state

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Hi isaac Azanor  great to have you in the Challenge! This challenge is specifically focusing on people who have been displaced. You mentioned "returning home" on this in a part of your submission, but could you share more details specifically about this movement? If you haven't done so yet, I'd recommend also taking a little time to dive into the Challenge Brief: https://bit.ly/2LbtI5d and evaluation criteria: https://bit.ly/32jkCIM.
I wonder if Isaac Jumba  do you have any thoughts?

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Team

Hi isaac Azanor 

We are hoping to get some insights from you with regards to questions and thoughts by Sevde Şengün  and Bremley Lyngdoh .

If possible, find an image/video to help visualize your idea. Visuals also make it easier for the community to understand and remember your idea.

Photo of isaac Azanor
Team

Dear Sevde Sengun, i mentioned returning home which means alot of youths have left the Niger delta region seeking for white collar jobs which are not readily available and some have taken to violence and other social vices, due to poverty and unemployment but with development of chain value production in the agricultural sector many will come back home, seeing the light and hope for a better future. Also many farmers had left farming since there is no market potentials for their produce, we are bridging this gap by been a ready available market for these farmers.
Alot of youths will come back home when they know they will get job, and be trained and develop entreprenuership ability in the agricultural sector.

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