To produce richly nuitreshious and qualitative cow peas to feed world population by2050 .
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
I am related to Oji_River by marriage .I worked in NNPC Depot Emene Enugu Nigeria and we were given the area to farm to prevent wild fire from the oil Depot.The land is very fertile but Hunters set fire .This could be dangerous to inflammable pipe lines and products Depot.I am from the clan that owns okporodoro in Ezeagu LGA .
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
The first challenge is wildfire The second is Economic in the form of rising cost of production. Labour, finance, implements and seedlings and varieties. Lack of extension services. Lack of research and support services by government. Millions if farmers in this part of world lack access to modern farm techniques because their population is ageing. Corruption is also preventing modern technology and access to capital. The culture here also makes access to farmland ownership very costly. Most of the lands are community owned.Technology wise local technology and implements are used in production, eg hoes,matchets, garden forks.The challenges in the diets is it is processed to give maximum food value chain yet.Economically the farmers in the host community has no access to credits. The crop is not yet exported for more income and post harvest losses The labor force is ageing..Soil Erosion occur sometimes.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
My vision will encourage youths entrepreneurship in modern agriculture. Provide employment to teaming unemployed youths. As well as provide food in the table at affordable price. It will help to provide income and revenue to people and the government . The vision will help in individual land ownership. It wil help to provide protein eous food at subsidized rate. And make finance capital accessible to genuine farmers.Nigeria government now provide Ecology funds to check soil Erosion. My vision will provide farm support services and help farmers access credits from Bank of Agriculture Nigeria by forming co-op eratives.My vision will fully explore the food value chain of this crop and make way for exportation and foreign exchange revenue.
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.
They will be opened to modern farm techniques. Their standard of living will impacted positively. They will be liberated from ignorance to embrace modern technology in agriculture. Have access tofinance capital. For mechanized agriculture and the resultant wealth.The living of people will improve considerable investors will come, Technology will give way to advanced technology and mechanization. Youths entrepreneurship skills will be encouraged through financial and Economic empowerment of the youths .This will reposition food production and farming as a noble profession.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Repackaged crops for preservation and marketing. The food is packaged in small units to market affordable.
This vision will be regenerative and duplicating inthe sense that youths will incorporated into this venture. It be passed to unborn generation because nuitreshious protein in diets is equal to none.we can never have balanced diets with out protein. Cow peas are good alternative to beans.It grows well in the tropical region. This food is naturally endowed with protein and is well consumed worldwide and especially in African communities..The crop is important because it's grows and sustained by the culture of the people for consumption.