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Planting moringa can greatly increase nutrition in drought prone areas

To combat against malnutrition in drought prone areas, and improve food system in agriculture vision 2050 in Borno State Nigeria.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

L. C. C. N Lutheran youth fellowship

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Other

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

  • Just beginning now

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


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


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


What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Student, And also place of studies

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.

Borno state Nigerian states Located in north-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Borno State was created out of the defunct North Eastern Nigeria in 1976 and it is divided into twenty seven local government areas which include Abadan, Askira-Uba, Bama, Bayo, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Kala/Balge, Kukawa, Konduga, Kwaya-Kusar, Mafa, Maiduguri, Magumeri, Marte, Mobbar, Monguno, Ngala, Nganzai and Shani History The area known as Borno State today was originally part of the defunct North Eastern State which was one of the twelve states initially created in 1967. The old state was later divided into two by late General Murtala Muhammed’s regime in 1976 and this brought about Borno State. Borno State known as ‘Home of Peace’ occupies the greater part of the Chad Basin and it is dominated by the Kanuri ethnic tribes. The State is known for its peaceful and hospitable nature despite its diverse differences in terms of history, religion, culture and languages amongst others. People & Culture Borno State has an estimated population of about 4,151,193 as at 2006 and population density of approximately 60 inhabitants per square kilometer. Borno State is quite heterogeneous with dominant ethnic groups such as the Kanuris (inhabit Abadam, Mobbar, Gubio, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai, Monguno, Marte, Ngala, Kaka-Balga, Dikwa, Bama, Konduga, Mafa, Kaga, Magumeri, Damboa and Maiduguri LGAs. Other ethnics groups are Shuwas (known as the Arabs inhabit Mafa, Jere, Marte, Monguno, Dikwa, Ngala, Kala-Balge, Bama and Koguda LGAs), Hausas (Askira, Maiduguri LGAs), Babur-Bura (Biu, Hawul, Kwaya-Kusar, Bayo, and Shani LGAs). Mandara (Gwoza LGA), Chibok (Chibok LGA), Ngoshe, Guduf, Tera and Fulani languages are Kanuri, Shuwa, Guduf, Marghi, Babur, Fulani, Waha, Hausa. Most inhabitants of the state are farmers producing crops such as millet, rice, cassava, date palms, fruits, vegetables, sorghum, wheat, sweet potato, sugarcane, groundnut, cotton etc

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.

Borno State is a desert and drought prone area due to climatic conditions and geographical nature of the place .people there has greatly challenge with malnutrition more especially in children,nutrients defficiencies due lack of supplements and sufficient food system at the cause of drought prone areas has greatly affect the health, nutritional diets, the economy entirely. Umara Bukar is one of over 100,000 children across north-east Nigeria being treated for malnutrition by UNICEF. The violent conflict there has left children severely malnourished and at risk of death. © UNICEF/UN041140/Vittozzi UNICEF Nutrition Officer Aishat Abdullahi (left) assesses seven-month-old Umara for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported health clinic as Umara’s mother (right) looks on. To date, over 117,000 children with severe acute malnutrition in north-east Nigeria have been admitted to therapeutic feeding programmes run by UNICEF and partners. © UNICEF/UN041139/Vittozzi When his mother first brought Umara to the medical clinic his arm measured 9 cm. A healthy baby's measurement would be 12.5 cm. After a week of treatment, Umara has gained some weight and his arm now measures 9.7cm. Share Tweet Share 400,000 children in north-east Nigeria at risk of severe acute malnutrition UPDATE (January 2017): The malnutrition situation in northeast Nigeria remains critical. The number of cases of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition is extremely high, with the crisis in Borno state most acute. In 2016, working with partners, UNICEF treated 160,000 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Although UNICEF has made significant progress in reaching children and their families with healthcare, treatment for malnutrition, safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, education and child protection, a persistent lack of funding continues to hamper the response effort. Learn more: UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 > By Katerina Vittozzi UNICEF estimates that 400,000 children in north-east Nigeria will suffer severe acute malnutrition this year. Without treatment, approximately one in five of those children – more than 75,000 – is likely to die. The story of seven-month-old Umara shows what is possible. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 13 December 2016 – Fanna Mohammed is worried about her son. Seven-month-old Umara is thin and listless. He rests his head against his mother's shoulder as she carries him in her arms. It's impossible to get him to raise a smile. The family fled their village in a rural area of Borno state earlier this year due to the ongoing Boko Haram-related crisis. Now they live in an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in the state capital Maiduguri. The camp is home to an estimated 20,000 people – 8,000 of those are children under the age of five. Fanna says Umara has been ill for the past few week. He is showing physically signs of severe acute malnutrition. The bones on his chest and back are pro

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

Bring about awareness of the importance moringa and it nutritive values and to combat malnutrition in drought prone areas. By planting more of moringa oleifera tree to increased food system vision 2050. Moringa oleifera Is Very Nutritious Protein: 2 grams. Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA. Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA. Iron: 11% of the RDA. Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA. Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA. Magnesium: 8% of the RDA.

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.

By the benefit of this moringa it will improve the drought prone areas to be greeny and stable and also provide nutrients to supplement the defficiencies and to kicking off malnutrition in children and Adult which also increase the agricultural economy of the country Sustainable life and so many benefits health wise.

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

By planting more moringa tree especially in drought prone areas and by processing the moringa leaf,stem,and seed. Into oil,deodorant, ice cream, medicine, supplements, powder etc which have great value and significant in food system vision 2050 for this drought prone areas.

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Photo of Usama Turajo

Hello dear.
I will like to informed you that The date for submission is on (31 January,2020) so please try and have a look at the pocket guide to rectify your work
Usama turajo

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A great way to improve and revise your work is through connecting with others and receiving feedback. @MohammedKolluma is another Visionary who are also exploring nutrition in Borno State. I encourage you all to provide some feedback on one another’s Vision submissions through the comments section to support the refinement of your work! Happy connecting!

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Hi Linchi Ibrahim  welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!
It is lovely to see such a unique submission looking at one plant to systemically address many food system issues in Nigeria.
If you were to imagine the future, what would the food system and life of people in Nigeria look like in 2050?
How might your work today look like in 2050 if you were to upset the current trends and build a new trajectory for the future that inspires others around you to collaborate? To help you speculate what your future Vision could look like, you can find some guiding principles on Future Casting and inspiration in the Vision Prize Toolkit in Chapter 3 under Tools of Transformation.
Here is the link to the Prize Toolkit:

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

Photo of Bullus Pindar Njani

Hello Linchi, how are you you doing with your topic?

Photo of Bullus Pindar Njani

Nice idea linchi

Photo of Mamman Muhammad

Hi Linchi!!
In addressing the current 2020 and future 2050 u are required to address the problem of drought prone in that area and if it continues up to 2050 what is the problem it will lead to.

Photo of Mohammed Hassan (PhD)

Hello Linchi Ibrahim,
I like the title of your work: “Planting moringa can greatly increase nutrition in drought prone areas”
Now, try to form Team/Partnerships with organizations that could help promoting your work.
Give a full description of your selected place – Maiduguri. Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been to Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria so that a stranger/visitor can better understand the area.
Go ahead and describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that food system faces in Maiduguri. Afterwards, explain clearly how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
In addition, provide a high level description of how the Maiduguri and the lives of its People will be different say in 30 years to come (2050) than they are at present (2020).
Finally, how do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future Maiduguri and its People for 2050?
Work very hard Ok… I wish you all the best Linchi.
Md Auwal Hassan