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Utilizing artificial intelligence (A1)solution in crop production

It leads to the increase in soil facilities and also preserve the availability of man kind

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Government organisations

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Government

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

  • Just beginning now

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

Maiduguri borno state

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?

Nigeria

What country is your selected Place located in?

Citizen by birth

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Am a citizen by birth and so also my father land 

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 also called yerwa capital and the largest city, Borno state north eastern Nigeria it is located along the seasonal ngadda(Alo)river, the water in which disappeared in firki black cotton swamps of lake Chad of the northern east of the city 

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

20000000

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

150000000

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


farming technology company has teamed up with leading space industry engineers and soil biologists to create a new tool to accurately assess biodiversity and soil health on farms.

The technology is being developed to help farmers to accurately measure the impact of their actions on the soil, something will be required to ensure they are appropriately remunerated for the ecosystem services they provide.

The launch of the new SoilBio app coincides with a drive from both UK Government Ministers and EU officials, where sustainable farming practices have been placed high on the political agenda. 

There has been much talk in both quarters of linking “public money for public goods”, such as better air and water quality. 

One example would be soil health, with efficient earth management named as one of the key priorities in a series of briefs on the nine proposed specific objectives of the future CAP. 

As well as being essential to the future of food and farming, soils also play a crucial role in supporting the functioning of natural ecosystems, helping to regulate the earth’s climate, preserve biodiversity, filter water and cycle nutrients. 

However, measuring soil quality reliably is challenging.

European leaders urged to act on soil sustainability

Soils play a key role in regulating the earth’s climate, sustaining agriculture and preserving biodiversity. Yet they have fallen down the EU policy agenda even though tools exist to reverse that trend, according to a new report published today (26 September).

Robert Ramsay, director of SoilEssentials Ltd, the company behind the new app, told EURACTIV that soil health is notoriously difficult to measure, saying that traditional methods of analysis are insufficient and often based on highly variable and unstable tests.

“If the new support schemes for farmers are going to be aimed at rewarding those who look after their soils, many will welcome that. The key question will then be ‘how can soil health be easily measured’ in order to comply with the proposed new regime?”

After four years of work, which involved the collection of one million data points from across the UK, the company designed a method of soil evaluation which combines the quantity and variety of nematodes present in the soil, using DNA analysis, combined with satellite information about the topography.

Nematodes are microscopic worms which play a vital role in the functioning of a healthy soil ecosystem. 

A broad range of nematodes exist at several trophic levels of the soil food web. Thanks to the nature of their variability and ubiquitousness, nematodes are an excellent indicator of soil health.

The methodology gives two, simple and accurate index values, which provide a repeatable and comparable metric.  


       

















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

Hunger,malnutrition, unemployment, and over population 

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.





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

Maiduguri precisely also called yerwa capital and largest city ,borno state north eastern Nigeria is located along side along the seasonal ngadda(Alo river and largest city in which disappeared from the south east 

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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