Ogonis are agrarian on land mass/coastal vegetation for livelihoods in fishing/farming. But local agriculture has reduced food supply under pressure of oil/gas -crude oil production since 1956, population increase, land grab, degradation, and water/air pollution. Polluted land/rivers make them economically displaced in high poverty, food insecurity/hunger, and unemployment where locals abandon indigenous livelihoods; thus joblessness, malnutrition, rising prices/unhealthy food, and health issues
Absorbing 100 Ogoni farmers into alternative livelihoods farming in poultry, piggery, fishery, snail farming, and mushroom growing on knowledge/skills for increased food (nutrition) and higher income through adaptive production species, site selection, construction, feeds/feeding, diseases/prevention, harvesting, processing, packaging, marketing, business accounting and bio-safety/wastes transfer added benefits; with self-employment focused farmers' union addressing local fishing/crops failure.
The 100 Ogoni farmers in livelihoods farms will ultimately form a model self-investment enterprising or self-employment orientation for equipping rural people facing hunger and poverty to attain committed levels of food support/nutrition, poverty reduction, low-status reversal, and livelihoods restoration on basis of better diet, job creation, enhanced personal health, and market linkages for national economic development,
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
Luther Welfare Centre