Elimination food waste could effectively increase food /agric production
Improvement of food system by elimination of food wastes In Maiduguri, Borno State
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Government (City, State, National, etc.)
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Envirosoft organo avied (Nigeria) company
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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.
Maiduguri /maɪˈduːɡʊri/ is the capital and
the largest city of Borno State in north-
eastern Nigeria. The city sits along the
seasonal Ngadda River which disappears into
the Firki swamps in the areas around Lake
Chad .  Maiduguri was founded in 1907 as a
military outpost by the British and has since
grown rapidly with a population exceeding a
million by 2007.The region was home to the Kanem-Bornu
Empire for centuries. Maiduguri actually
consists of two cities: Yerwa to the West and
Old Maiduguri to the east.
Yerwa was founded in 1907 by Abubakar
Garbai of Borno as the capital of the Bornu
Kingdom.  The location had before that
been a small village known as Kalwa. This
involved the transfer of the capital of the
Kanuri people from Kukawa .
Old Maiduguri was selected by the British as
their military headquarters in 1908 replacing
Mafoni .  In that same year it became the
location for the British resident commissioner
over British Bornu.
In 1957 Yerwa became the designated name
for the urban center while Maiduguri was
officially applied as the name of the
surrounding rural area.
In 1964 the railway was extended here which
lead to its rise as a major commercial center
in the region.
The city was once known as a "hub of Islamic
scholarship in West Africa that ... [taught]
tolerance and hospitality like its welcoming
neem trees." 
Maiduguri is one of the sixteen LGAs that
constitute the Borno Emirate , a traditional
state located in Borno State, Nigeria.
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 depletion of renewable
resources, reduction in land for
cultivation, continuous growth of
the world population and the
over accumulation of waste are
factors that justify the utilization
of waste and byproducts in the
food sector. Despite the wide
potential of byproducts as
materials for the formulation of
foods, some may present low
digestibility absorption due to the
presence of anti-nutritional
compounds such as tannins,
cyanogenic glycosides, oxalates,
and trypsin inhibitory substances
(Arogba, 1997 ). This highlights
the need to develop novel
processes to reduce these
nutritional factors from food
The experience of Europe shows
that although there is legislation
aimed at the use of waste in the
production of biofuels, many of
the small merchants do not fulfill
with the norms and dispose of
the wastes in the environmentProper use of food waste and
byproducts as raw materials or
food additives, could generate
economic gains for the industry,
contribute to reducing nutritional
problems, would produce
beneficial health effects and
would reduce the environmental
implications that generate
mismanagement of waste.
Presently, the industries are
interested in innovations so as to
obtain zero waste, where the
waste generated is used as raw
material for new products and
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
Eliminating the millions of tonnes of
food thrown away annually in the US
and UK could lift more than a billion
people out of hunger worldwide, experts
Government officials, food experts and
representatives of the retail trade
brought together by the Food Ethics
Council argue that excessive
consumption of food in rich countries
inflates food prices in the developing
world. Buying food, which is then often
wasted, reduces overall supply and
pushes up the price of food, making
grain less affordable for poor and
undernourished people in other parts of
the world. Food waste also costs UK
consumers £10.2bn a year and when
production, transportation and
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.
Food production and processing
in developing countries generate
high levels of waste and
byproducts, causing a negative
environmental impact and
significant expenses. However,
these biomaterials have ample
potential for generating food
additives which in turn will
minimize malnutrition and
hunger in the developing
countries where it is produced.
Many of these biomaterials are a
source of valuable compounds
such as proteins, lipids, starch,
compounds, and dietary fibers.
factors present in some
byproducts can be minimized
processes for use as a food
additive or in the formulation of
balanced foods. In this context,
the use of these biomaterials is a
challenge and provides great
opportunity to improve food
security. The purpose of this
review is to project the potential
of food waste and byproducts as
a sustainable alternative to
reduce malnutrition and hunger
in developing countries.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Agricultural production and agro-
industrial processing generate a
high amount of byproducts and
waste. Fruit byproducts such as
bagasse, peels, trimmings, stems,
shells, bran, and seeds account
for more than 50% of fresh fruit
and have at times a nutritional or
functional content higher than
the final product (Ayala et al.,
2011 ). Fruit and food waste is
also generated by damage during
transportation, storage, and
processing. The growing
popularity of fruit juices, nectars,
frozen and minimally processed
products has also increased the
production of byproducts and
wastes in recent years.
Byproducts and waste generation
are having an impact on
environmental, economic, and
social sectors. To the
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