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Eliminating of fossil fuels and replace them with crop biofuels could free up as 9% of land area.

Replacement of fossil fuel with crop bio-fuel.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Ivanovo global partner

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

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

-University Rice Farmers Association, -Anchor Borrower, -Surghum Farmer Association.

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.

Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria . Its capital is Maiduguri . The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. It is the homeland of the Shuwa people in Nigeria.The state has a predominance of Kanuri people . Other ethnic groups such as Lamang, Babur /Bura and Marghi are also found in the southern part of the state. Shuwa Arabs are mainly the descendants of Arab people and is an example of the endurance of traditional political institutions in some areas of  Africa , where the emirs of the former Kanem-Bornu Empire have played a part in the politics of this area from 1000 years ago.
Boko Haram Insurgency since 2009 and many people experienced acute food insecurity.
Local Government Areas
Borno State consists of twenty-seven local government, Religion Islam continues to be the dominant faith practiced in the Borno State of Nigeria , with few adherents of Christianity, or other secular faiths spread throughout and living within the region.Local Governments
Gubio Guzamala
Kwaya Kusar Mafa
Located in the North Eastern corner of Nigeria, Borno State occupies 70,898 square kilometres. Borno State occupies the greater part of the Chad Basin. Borno state shares borders with the Republics of Niger to the North, Chad to the North-East and Cameroun to the East.
Within Nigeria, Borno State shares boundaries with Adamawa State to the South, Gombe State to the West and Yobe State to the North-West.
Borno state derives it's name from the ancient Borno empire. The state is dominated by the Kanuri ethnic group, and is an example of the endurance of traditional political institutions in some areas of Africa. There, the emirs of the former Kanem-Bornu Empire have played a part in the politics of this area for nearly 1000 years.
Agriculture is the main stay of the Borno economy.

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 current challenge is fossil fuel became increasingly expensive and scarce due to environmental impact associated with conventional sources at the base which result in fuel energy crisis now.

     -Future challenge required an increase in efficiency of the way in which energy          is extracted from fossil fuel, the conservation of water in energy production,            the sustainable recovery of fossil fuel and the flexibility of fuel generation                been affected.


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

Use of crop bio-fuel has accessibility, affordability and lower carbon emission than fossil fuel.

Frequent use of crop bio-fuel as source of energy free up to 9% land area.

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.

People live in free atmosphere, less polluted environment,Important macro and microscopic living entity, will live in conducive environment and farmers free up land area to the extend size. 

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

Adequate crop bio-fuel energy, conducive environment for the living entity and increased land area for cultivation. 

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • In lecture.


Join the conversation:

Photo of Mo Bangura

Hi like your idea - would you be interested in collaborating? Azolla which doubles in biomass every few days is a very efficient biofuel can produce around 25,000 litres per hectare in real world settings, doesn't displace crops or forests as water based (one of the main issues with biofuels) and it stores so much CO2 and nitrogen as it grows it can give biofuel a further halo

Photo of Yunus Abubakar

Sorry for not response in because were I'm i don't have access to network but I'm ready hw exist going to be

Photo of Mo Bangura

Hi Yunus - I'll add you to our team so we can collaborate and share info - you are welcoem to add me to your team Kind Regards Mo

Photo of Mo Bangura

Thanks for adding us as collaborators Yunus

Photo of Yunus Abubakar

Ur welcome

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