Saturday, 12 March 2016

#AgriHack West Africa Challenge application is now open

Applications for AgriHack West Africa also known as The Youth-Enabled Fish Farming ‪#‎AgriHack‬ (YEFFA) is currently open for ICT innovators, developers, fish farmers and fish farming enthusiasts who are based in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

Interested applicants will have to be interested in working towards solving any of the persistent problems of the fish value chain in these countries.

This is the first time it is taking place in West Africa with previous editions already held in East Africa, the Caribbean and lately Durban.

Ideas submitted will be evaluated by a selected jury with expertise in fish farming, ICTs and business management. Pre-selected entrants will be invited for a boot camp where they will be coached before a final selection of participating teams will be made.

There will be five teams in each participating city who will go for an immersion exercise at predetermined sites. This will help them better understand the present state of the fish farming ecosystem, and give them clearer insight into how best to develop their solutions.

A 48-hour hackathon (intensive ICT application development session) will follow immediately after the immersion. The hackathon will hold simultaneously across all four participating cities. 

The best applications developed are expected to be high-impact solutions to identified challenges affecting the value chain of fish farming. The AgriHack application portal will close on April 12, 2016.

For more information on this challenge, visit the AgriHack West Africa website.

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