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Using jatropha plant as alternative to crop biofuels to free cultivatable land area

Jatropha plant as alternative to crop

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

Borno state government organization

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Government

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.


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?

Borno state

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.


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.

Conquered by Rabin in1893,borno was indvaded by the British French and Germans at the beginning of the 20th century in 1902 the British officially incorporate borno into the northern Nigeria protectorate and established a New capital at maiduguri 1907, which remaining the capital to this day.borno also know as yerwa.

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.

Thus, the production of jatropha as biofuels has been confronted with various challenges such as production oil extraction, conversation and also it's use as a sustainable biofuels, and also jatropha is a multipurpose drought risrstance tree can be cultivate in areas of low rain fall. Jatropha grows in tropical and sub tropical region with cultivation limit at 30N and 35S.

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

The selection of planting material should be from cutting or seed that have proven over several season, to have high yielding and seed oil content under the same irrigation and fertilization condition that are proposed for the new plantation.            Programmes and policies should be put in place to attract young people into farming.especially in the schools.

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.

The agriculture development is one of the most powerful tools to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity and feed a projected 9.7 billon people by 2050. Growth in the agriculture sectors

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

Jatropha oil makes a soft durable soap undereven the simplest of manufacturing process,it also soap stock including the manufacture of soft laundry soap.soap made from jatropha oil gives a very good foaming. Jatropha oil itself has so many uses as is used in preventing ECZEMA, stop blood bleeding, process of making cleaning fluids, dye of clothes,organic fertilizer, anti bacteria and antidote for snake bite as well as other medical purpose.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Email


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Photo of Mohammed Hassan (PhD)

Hello Babakura Goni,
We have less than 48 hours to the dateline for submission of 31st January, 2020... So, continue to work hard to make sure that your work is improved and refine ok.
Wishing you all the best.
Md Auwal Hassan.

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