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Monday, 01 September 2014 17:08

Hackathon launches apps for agriculture

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Poor access to credit and savings, uncertainty about which fertiliser to use, difficulties in attracting capital and ensuring efficient farm management – these are some of the most intractable problems facing small-scale farmers in ACP countries, so addressing them can make all the difference between success and failure.

An event organised by CTA and partners to develop ICT solutions for agricultural challenges has done just that. Called the Agrihack Championship, the initiative was based on the idea of a hackathon – a gathering that brings together computer programmers for a short period of time to develop an ICT application or platform that offers solutions for a specific challenge.

Read more on the CTA website: Hackathon launches apps for agriculture

Last modified on Monday, 01 September 2014 17:19


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