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Digitalizing Ayede Ogbese Farm Village Square

To establish a digital village square in Ayede Ogbese to update farmers with; city food prices, marketing aids and farming fund sources

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Agrisatfarm Nigeria Limited

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

Website of Legally Registered Entity

www.agrisatfarm.com

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

  • 1-3 years

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

Akure

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Nigeria

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

Ayede Ogbese is a Periurban with a population less that 50,000 and has an area of 5 square kilometer

What country is your selected Place located in?

Nigeria

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Ayede Ogbese is a community that host many of the farms and farming groups that Agrisatfarm Nigeria Limited train and consult for on crop production. we had witness the struggling of the farmers in this community first thus inspiring us to find help to alleviate the struggling of the hardworking people of this agrarian community Ayede Ogbese is a food hub of Ondo State with limited access by the farmers to marketing information from cities with respect to the opportunities available to sell their farm produces, learn about emerging farming technologies, financial opportunities that can aid their farm expansion project. These lacks had adversely affected the farm yields, health and profitability of the farmers. Annually 50% of their produces never get to the cities leading to untold loss and hardship for the farmers in this community.

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.

Ayede Ogbese is the home to mix ethnic groups and nationalities; Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Tiv, Ibibio, Urhobo etc. All these group engage in farming activities that ranges from peasant to subsistence to semi commercial in form. The dominant food are cassava based product garnished with a lot of vegetable and games. The community is a luxuriant rain forest with rivers traversing its length and breadth mainly by river ala and ogbese. The central language is broken English and Yoruba which allows rich cultural interaction among the various groups. Ayede Ogbese is both rural and periurban in setting because an highway pass the main village that serves as the produce collation point for the farmers. Farming is the main occupation of the dwellers and the people produce staple foods such as: Rice, cassava, palm oil, Plantain, Yam, banana. The people of Ayede Ogbese long for improvement in inflow of opportunities to boost their occupation. Predominantly, protein comsumption is low among the dwellers.

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

5

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

49996

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

Ayede Ogbese is low in modern technology adoption level as at January 2020 which pose a serious challenge to our didgitalizing efforts in the community. Digitalizing the farm village square of Ayede Ogbese entail setting up an internet eneble platform for the farmers within the community to learn about city food pricing, city dwellers food need and food production funding opportunities available. Ayede Ogbese is a rural community with limited social amenities and infrastructures that can ease the maintenance of this farmers supporting system. Agrisatfarm will get involve with the community leaders and heads to come up with the best arrange to make the project community based for sustainability by creating a reward system for the farmers that use the system for the profitability of their farm enterprise so as to serve as motivation for other to get involve because the education level of the members of the community is low which pose a serious threat to our proposed food system. Our hope is that by 2050 Ayede Ogbese will have zero food wastage and will have all its satellite villages digitalized to meet the global standard.

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

Creating digital platform for this community will ease the dwellers means of getting food from rural community and it will also reduce wastage of farm produce across farm steads leading to increase profits.

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.

The children of the farmers will have access to comprehensive education and health services. also the level of farmers education in the community will increase.

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

We hope through our efforts sustainable agriculture practices will be pass to the farmers which will improve their attitude to climate change and the overall health of the human and material resources of the whole community.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Team

In addition to the challenge of market information, digitalization will be quite helpful for farm management. Do take that into consideration.

Thanks and wish your team all the bestl

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Team

Central to our food system vision is farmers' education. Our design entail a centralized digital farm training centre where rural farmers can learn about emerging technologies and best management practices for maximum yields.
So ours is a farm supporting system that enhances farmer productivity and profitability from production to marketing level.
Farmers deserve the best of digital services for our world food security.

Spam
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Team

Great! We are looking at creating new farm communities and digitalization is one of the key critical factor we intend to utilize to ensure the success of the farm community. We believe your concept will quite useful for our project.

How do I link up with your team going forward?

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Team

You can reach us through our mail address: agrisatfarm@gmail.com
Cheers
Team Agrisat

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Team

@Vincent ST we are aware of the threat the food companies pose to our food system vision but we can only rise up to the challenge by creating an innovative way of giving the city dwellers access to information about available healthy farm food produces. We know the choice of consumption rest with the consumers in the city but they must have as many options available to them as possible to aid their decisions.
My food system vision will leverage the existing internet infrastructure to create a link between healthy products directly from the farm to the city dwellers. The link is a platform that functions as an online market place with farmers contact number, shippers contact number as well as the price and least quantity that can be order from a farmer for shipping.
We at Agrisatfarm believe in Ayede Ogbese development and its farmers happiness. We will fight digitally to actualise our vision regardless of obvious complexities.

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Team

Hi Oluwafemi Aluko The food companies spend billions of dollars a year on advertising that is designed to sell us unhealthy foods that we don’t need, and that are damaging our health. How your food system vision consider this challenge??