The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to launch the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge!
This event is organised in the framework of the Global Forum on Innovations in Agriculture in Africa (GFIA Africa) Conference, in collaboration with the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
AgriHack Talent encompasses a series of activities at the heart of which a national or regional hackathon competition is organised, including capacity building, entrepreneurship support in ICT and agriculture, promotion of the products developed and of best young Talents.
The hackathon will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 28th November to 2nd December 2015. The event is aimed at promoting Youth ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture in view to support youth livelihoods and innovations in the agro-food sector.
Students and young professionals residing in South Africa are invited to create multi-disciplinary teams comprising of ICT and Agriculture specialists and register to compete in either:
- Category 1: Climate change;
- Category 2: Start-up or
- Category 3: Agricultural Spore Magazine.
Prize and opportunities
- The successful teams from the three categories can win up to 15,000 Euros in cash prize, throughout incubation or opportunity for consultancy after the hackathon!
- Capacity building will also be provided and best products developed will be promoted through various means