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crop shifting could feed an additional 700M

It allow the soil to return it native vegetation for a period of years.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Lake chad research institute

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Researcher Institution

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

Ibrahim Muhammad and Ali Umar Muhammad.

Website of Legally Registered Entity

Envirosoft organo allied Nigeria company

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?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.


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.

The place is situated  within the coordinate of 11.8311°N and 13.1510°E. It's residents are mostly Muslim including Kanuri, Hausa, shuwa,Bura,Margi and Fulani ethnic groups. The state brono including the metropolitan is divided into three(3) parts Viz; metropolitan,Southern and Northern Brono. People living in Northern and Southern part of the place are farmers while  MMC are civil servants and business men.

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.

Insecurity, lack of capital ,inadequate land and problems of pests and diseases.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

The government should provide well armed security personal that will provide maximum peace in the state thereby providing available land.the government in collaboration with bank of Agriculture should provide Loan and subsidy to farmers. Also work shops for pests and disease control should be done frequently for for farmers to have basic knowledge of control in pest and diseases.

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.

Due to the in available land for cultivation in the place,the practice of crop shifting cultivation is necessary in order to allowed the land to return to it's native vegetation for a period of years so that the food will be available and so plus. 

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

Since the land is under the captive of the ravels in the state. people of the state have no access with the farm land,hence, they allowed the land as fallow (living the land to return to it's native vegetation). I'm sure that government will chase these insurgency and people will return back to their normal farming activities and they will understand the value of fallow. Capital inverted and government should provide subsidy in order to encourage the farming activities thereby increasing the food availability up to the level that could feed an additional of 700M in the year 2050 and above by God willing.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Website


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Photo of Mohammed Hassan (PhD)

Hello Isa Abdullahi,

This is just a friendly reminder: The DATELINE for submission of the Food System Vision Prize 2050 is 31st January, 2020. Therefore, if you haven't, please try to publish your work and also have a look at the Food System Vision Prize Submission Pocket Guide in the following web page: It will help you refine your work.
Wishing you all the best !

Best regards,
Mohammed Hassan.

Photo of Isa Abdullahi

Thank you Sir. I really do appreciate your concern.

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