AgriHack West Africa will kick off with an in-depth look at the challenges in the fish farming value chain via stakeholders' engagement events which will hold in each of the four participating cities in West Africa. This event will seek to identify specific challenges resilient to the fish farming value chain so as to guide prospective hackathon participants develop a truly viable fish farming intervention solution. Participating stakeholders will include fish farmers, fish wholesalers and retailers, fish and feeds processors, academia and policy makers.
Call & Grade
The AgriHack West Africa portal will be open for submission of ideas by teams which must be of not more than 3 members. Having a female member on board will be a plus. The ideal team would bring the academia, developer and an existing value chain actor to a confluence. Ideas submitted will go through evaluation by appointed jury who are experts in the field. All entrants will be invited for a day boot camp where the winners will be announced.
Orientation & Hackathon
5 winning teams in each participating city will then proceed to immersion at predetermined sites. This is akin to a field trip where they will get to see the present state of the fish farming ecosystem, hear from practitioners on the field and gain clearer insight into how best to develop their solutions.
A 48-hour Hackathon will then follow right after the immersion. The hackathon will take place simultaneously across all 4 participating cities.
PreIncubation & Showcase
The top 4 teams will converge in Ibadan for a one week all-expense paid pre-incubation business orientation. The last day of this orientation will be a Demo Day which will see each team pitch to potential customers and investors. National winners will be announced at the end of the Demo Day.
Invest & Support
To further refine their solutions, winning teams will go into a 4.5 months incubation programme with hubs in their location. During this period, the hubs will guide them through further product, business and cooperate development.
Form a team of not more than 3 members. The ideal team would bring the academia, developer and an existing value chain actor to a confluence. Remember, having a female member on board will be plus. Give your team a catchy name
Former une équipe de pas plus de 3 membres. L'équipe idéale serait amener le milieu universitaire, développeur et un acteur de la chaîne de valeur existante à une confluence. Rappelez-vous, d'avoir un membre féminin à bord sera plus. Donnez à votre équipe un nom accrocheur
You are not only invited to showcase your skills and implement your disruptive idea but to build a solution capable of yielding a stream of revenue, create jobs and turn you into a fish farming entrepreneur.
Get Seed Funding and Business Incubation
Winning solutions are going to transition into ICT4Ag Start-ups with the help of seed funds from CTA and Business incubation from partnering ICT Hubs. These Start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch before investors who can provide further funding to help them scale up.
Participate in AgriHack
Are you a problem solver? A fish farming expert or enthusiast? Do you posses a winning idea which could disrupt the ICT4Ag solution market? CTA is looking for smart youths like you to develop commercially viable solutions to challenges resilient to the fish farming value chain.
AgriHack 2016 Award Categories
Participate to Stand a Chance of Winning these Fantastic Prizes
The previous editions of AgriHack in East Africa, the Caribbean and lately Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge all achieved great successes in developing sustainable solutions to challenges in various facets of agriculture and building youth capacity. Notwithstanding, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) isn't resting on its oars. In partnership with Wennovation Hub - Ibadan, PIND - Warri, Nigeria, etriLabs - Cotonou, and Woelab - Lome, the CTA is organising West Africa edition of the AgriHack with focus on Aquaculture. This is an ICT4Ag intervention project aimed at delivering commercially viable solutions to challenges resilient to the fish farming value chain in West Africa and also with a shared goal of building youth capacity in agricultural entrepreneurship as with previous editions.