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#Hack4Ag in Uganda

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Submitted by Alice Van der E... on Mon, 25/01/2016 - 09:36
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23/02/2016 to 27/02/2016
Location:
Kampala
Uganda

#Hack4Ag Uganda will be rescheduled to March or April 2016. The application deadline for interested participants has been extended to February 29.

#Hack4Ag Uganda: Developing ICT Tools to Empower Smallholder Farmers

"The Hackathon is a collaboration between the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR), the Government of Uganda and the Government of South Korea to develop ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Ugandan agriculture. #Hack4Ag aims to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and youth engagement in agriculture through technology. The Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) is a new program from the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries, and Fisheries which will provide assistance to farmers to intensify production of key farm commodities (rice, maize, cassava, beans, and coffee). Participating farmers will be given support to scale-up their use of modern inputs and become more effective in the marketing of their harvested products. Farmers will also be given decision tools to help them maximize returns on their operations. The proposed hackathon will be used to develop some of the decision tools to be used by farmers under the ACDP."

The deadline for applications has been extended to the 28th of January !!!!

For more information click here.