CTA has been operating the AgriHack Talent initiative since September 2013 when its first ‘hackathon’ for agriculture was organised. Ensibuuko, a youth-led company from Uganda (they now offer digitally-supported financial management services to around 200,000 farmers), won the first prize.
“The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019” reveals that the uptake of D4Ag solutions among women in sub-Saharan Africa is low. Though up to 50% of farmers there are women, D4Ag registration among them is approximately 25%.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is organising an online training to support Pitch AgriHack semi-finalist start-ups to better design effective business models and interact with partners including potential investors.
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