To have at least one of my products in every household in Nigeria.
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
My business is registered in Lagos Nigeria and that is where we are operating from.Raw materials will be secured from places like Kano,Benue and other parts of the country.Abuja,Kano and Lagos have the highest population in the country and most of my current customers are located there.
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.
The people from the place I mentioned are from Nigeria.They all love swallow foods.They are peasant farmers.Majority of people in rural area in Nigeria are farmers.They engage in cassava,yam,vegetables,plantain,grain farming.They are so religious.
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
The food system in Nigeria is getting costly every year because of reduction of people that are going into farming.
Also the method of farming is so manual that enough is not produced.There is issue of regularly producing swallow foods that does contain adequate nutrients.
There are issues of wastage especially in vegetable production.Most of vegetables produced ends up in a waste bin.There should be a way to secure and preserve these vegetables to ensure that the waste is reduced because the years goes bye,there more mouths to feed.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
My vision is to work in reducing food wastage especially in vegetables. We will do that by processing the foods and vegetables produced into flour thereby providing the populace with their desired swallow food in another form.Reducing wastage will make more people to go into farming as they will know that there is market to consume their outputs.
Foods that has have high nutrients that will aid in securing good health for the populace will be produced.Our products seeks to achieve that and also produce affordable foods.
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.
Our product will create more jobs as we will buy most of the cabbages that will be produced by farmers.The farming community which we will collaborate with will like to go into more farming as the market is there for them to sell of their products.
Quality and affordable foods will be provided to the populace and the level of hunger will be reduced.
We will are going to create at least 50 direct jobs and more than 100 indirect jobs
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
My vision will improve the environment by reducing most of the waste that litters the environment.We will ensure that most this vegetables did not get to the point of decomposing as we will convert it directly to healthy and affordable foods.
Most of the people in Nigeria depends on swallow foods which are Cassava garri,Cassava Fufu,Amala,Semolina and Ewedu.Most of these swallow foods are low in fiber and protein.Our product will make use of oat grains,Cabbage and Acha to produce a swallow food that will provide high protein and fiber content.
Because we are going to involve farmers in our communities.We are going to create more job opportunities thereby increasing the profits for the farmers.
One of the main culture of the people is farming.The culture is gradually been eroded because of urbanization and lack of profit from farming.This also comes from the issues of wastages they experienced every year.Our product will help them to move back to farm thereby preserving the culture.
We are going to involve lots technologies in processing this foods.Technologies like Automating packaging and sealing machines,Milling and sorting machines.We will also involve technology like irrigation and green house planting once our business grows to make farming easy and also ensure constant availability of raw materials for us.
We will ensure that all government policies like getting National Food and Drug Administration certification (NAFDAC) and Standard Organisation of Nigeria certification is secured.This will ensure that the business,the people and all the stakeholders are not short changed in all the processes.