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Avoiding pesticide and herbicides in food security

Promoting agriculture by use of biological and cultural method

Photo of Fatymah Bulamami
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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Borno state organization

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Government

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How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Just beginning now

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?


What country is your selected Place located in?


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Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Borno,also called Yerwa or Yerwa-Maiduguri, capital and largest city of Borno state, Modern Maiduguri actually comprises the twin towns of Yerwa and Maiduguri. In 1907 Yerwa was founded on the site of the hamlet of Kalwa and was named by Shehu (“Sheikh” or “Sultan”) Bukar Garbai as the new traditional capital of the Kanuri peoplearrival of the railway in 1964 reinforcedThe

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

The term pesticide covers a wide range of compounds including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticidesmolluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators and others.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

By 2050 if cultural and biological method a being use farming will be in a better position

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

benefits from cultural control Cue: Turning the soil before planting and removing weeds from the field are both examples of good farming practice. But practices like these are also a part of pest control. Turning or cultivating help to aerate ? add air spaces to - the soil and to reduce competition for water and nutrients. Getting rid of weed plants, which are often a home to pests and diseases, helps to keep a crop pest-free and healthy. These farm tasks like tillage and weeding, also known as cultural practices, are an important part of IPM,, Integrated Pest Management. Dinala Zalinga, a Crop Protection Officer in Malawi?s Ministry of Agriculture explained more about this to Excello Zidana, who began by asking him about the importance of tillage for pest control. IN:?Yes tillage is an important tool OUT:the growth of most of the crops

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms.[1] It relies on predation, parasitism, herbivory, or other natural mechanisms, but typically also involves an active human management role. It can be an important component of integrated pest management (IPM) programs. There are three basic strategies for biological pest control: classical (importation), where a natural enemy of a pest is introduced in the hope of achieving control; inductive (augmentation), in which a large population of natural enemies are administered for quick pest control; and inoculative (conservation), in which measures are taken to maintain natural enemies through regular reestablishment.[2] Natural enemies of insect pests, also known as biological control agents, include predators, parasitoids, pathogens, and competitors. Biological control agents of plant diseases are most often referred to as antagonists. Biological control agents of weeds include seed predators, herbivores and plant pathogens.

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Photo of Mohammed Hassan (PhD)

Hello Fatymah Bulamami,
Its remaining few days (5 days) to submit the work (Dateline: 31st January, 2020). Try and have a look at the Food System Vision Prize Submission Pocket Guide in the following web page: It will help you refine your work.
Best regards,
Mohammed Hassan.

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