A crash course in changing the world.
In the year 2010, I will be living in a traditional Urhobo Village (in Southern Nigeria) called Igun. This village is one of the few places around the World that still retains most of the traditional features associated with pre-colonial communities. People tend to see it as retrogressive as evident in the existence of so many mud houses. But I see a future where the same mud could be used to build better and cheap homes that will contain all the basic utilities associated with modern cement Buildings.
I shall ensure that this village becomes a prototype for a self sufficient community that will use Agriculture and small scale Agro-product processing and other local ventures to cater for its local needs.
Power shall be generated from Biomas. Fuels for Car Engines shall be from Biodiesels produced from 100% local raw materials. Fuel and Energy scarcity might affect other places but not in this village.
We shall take advantage of domestication of Wild animals and plants which are advantageous in Nutrition and rapid breeding, to provide more supplus food so that other places which might lack resources could get access to food.
People will find it attractive to pursue breeding cane rats in their backyards. Snails will be rared in trenches around the village and we shall pursue vigorous fish farming. Instead of flowers; pineaples plant, orange trees, Sugar cane, Mango trees, and vegetables shall be planted all over the village as Aesthetic plants.
We shall work towards transforming the Igun river into a tourist attraction sites for those who which to navigate a tropical rain forest environment and feel the positive impact of the culture and life of the people.
We shall export and replicate this success in various parts of Africa and the World using the specific indigenous knowledge and resources of those people as basic tools.
Above all, we shall give the people orientations that will put in place sustainability, security and awareness on the fact that institutions such as the police and the judicial system are responsible to the people. Because security is the basic for stability.
As a small community with population in the range of hundred, it is possible to organise the people. With replication in batches in other places and mimicry due to an attraction from the success, this project could well change and resolve the present negative situation in Africa and around the World.
When Alchemy calls me in 2010 to help with the Tokyo food crisis, this is an evidence that will be of good service.