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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Borno State University

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Government (City, State, National, etc.)

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

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Borno

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Maiduguri NIGERIA Alternative Titles: Yerwa, Yerwa-Maiduguri Maiduguri, also called Yerwa or Yerwa-Maiduguri, capital and largest city of

What country is your selected Place located in?

Nigeria

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

My fatherland and I am a citizen by birth

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.

Location of Maiduguri on a map. Maiduguri is a city found in Borno, Nigeria. It is located 11.85 latitudes and 13.16 longitude and it is situated at elevation 325 meters above sea level. Maiduguri has a population of 1,112,449 making it the biggest city in Borno.

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

1780700

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

  • Despite the high agricultural potential, Nigeria still faces low agricultural productivity and reliance on smallholder farming. With a growing population and increased demand, the agricultural sector is ripe for market-led growth, from processing to transport to trade. Feed the Future stimulates market systems growth by encouraging private-sector partnerships, fostering agricultural innovation, and expand economic opportunities for smallholders. Through investments in agriculture, resilience, and nutrition, Feed the Future is helping Nigeria promote sustainable, diverse and inclusive economic growth.

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

My Will Address These Issues because Feed the Future is helping smallholder farmers and small to medium enterprises improve their competitiveness in selected value chains, through increased access to finance, improved agricultural inputs and technologies, and extension services.


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.


Orientation

Identification. Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in 1914.

The name Nigeria was suggested by British journalist Flora Shaw in the 1890s. She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country's landscape. The word niger is Latin for black.

More than 250 ethnic tribes call present-day Nigeria home. The three largest and most dominant ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo (pronounced ee-bo). Other smaller groups include the Fulani, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Tiv, and Edo. Prior to their conquest by Europeans, these ethnic groups had separate and independent histories. Their grouping together into a single entity known as Nigeria was a construct of their British colonizers. These various ethnic groups never considered themselves part of the same culture. This general lack of Nigerian nationalism coupled with an ever-changing and often ethnically biased national leadership, have led to severe internal ethnic conflicts and a civil war. Today bloody confrontations between or among members of different ethnic groups continue.

Location and Geography. Nigeria is in West Africa, along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Guinea, and just north of the equator. It is bordered on the west by Benin, on the north by Niger and Chad, and on the east by Cameroon. Nigeria covers an area of 356,669 square miles (923,768 square kilometers), or about twice the size of California.


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

  • the agricultural sector is ripe for market-led growth, from processing to transport to trade. Feed the Future stimulates market systems growth by encouraging private-sector partnerships, fostering agricultural innovation, and expand economic opportunities for smallholders. Through investments in agriculture, resilience and nutrition, Feed the Future is helping Nigeria promote sustainable, diverse and inclusive economic growth.
  • Feed the Future is helping smallholder farmers and small to medium enterprises improve their competitiveness in selected value chains, through increased access to finance, improved agricultural inputs and technologies, and extension services.
  • Feed the Future is also intensifying its effort to increase resilience so people can mitigate risks, adapt to shocks and stresses and recover in the face of adversity that would otherwise push them back or further into poverty and hunger. With a particular focus on empowering women and youth, Feed the Future promotes private sector engagement to improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security.
  • Evidence from northeastern Nigeria has shown that Boko Haram has used economic incentives like business loans as a recruitment tool. Feed the Future is engaging with stakeholders to provide economic alternatives to these activities and reduce dependence on humanitarian assistance. The initiative also works with the Government of Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency, relevant United Nation agencies, and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel to conduct post-harvest and flood assessments for early warning systems.
    • the agricultural sector is ripe for market-led growth, from processing to transport to trade. Feed the Future stimulates market systems growth by encouraging private-sector partnerships, fostering agricultural innovation, and expand economic opportunities for smallholders. Through investments in agriculture, resilience and nutrition, Feed the Future is helping Nigeria promote sustainable, diverse and inclusive economic growth.
    • Feed the Future is helping smallholder farmers and small to medium enterprises improve their competitiveness in selected value chains, through increased access to finance, improved agricultural inputs and technologies, and extension services.
    • Feed the Future is also intensifying its effort to increase resilience so people can mitigate risks, adapt to shocks and stresses and recover in the face of adversity that would otherwise push them back or further into poverty and hunger. With a particular focus on empowering women and youth, Feed the Future promotes private sector engagement to improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security.
    • Evidence from northeastern Nigeria has shown that Boko Haram has used economic incentives like business loans as a recruitment tool. Feed the Future is engaging with stakeholders to provide economic alternatives to these activities and reduce dependence on humanitarian assistance. The initiative also works with the Government of Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency, relevant United Nation agencies, and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel to conduct post-harvest and flood assessments for early warning systems.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

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Hello Isma'il Ishaku,

This is just a friendly reminder: The DATELINE for submission of the Food System Vision Prize 2050 is 31st January, 2020. If you haven't, please try to publish and also and have a look at the Food System Vision Prize Submission Pocket Guide in the following web page: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8WGMus6-V8GywWdlNwmCpk7I1fMVzcQ/view. This will help you refine your work.

Wishing you all the best !

Best regards,
Mohammed Hassan.

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Hi ISMAIL ISHAKU great to see you joining the Prize!

We noticed your submission is currently unpublished. Was this your intention? We'd love to have your submission included in the Prize. Even if you've not started populating your Vision just yet, by publishing your submission you can make it public for other teams in your region to see, get in touch and possibly even collaborate with you.

You can publish it by hitting the "Publish" button at the top of your post. You can also update your Vision at any time before 31 January 2020 by clicking on the "Edit Contribution" on top. If you need inspiration or guidance, take a look at the Food Vision Prize Toolkit. linked here: http://bit.ly/2X4ZxQk

Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks.