• Friday, June 14, 2024
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IBM moves to address agricultural challenges


As part of efforts to address food security in Africa through technology, IBM in collaboration with the organisers of #TechPlus2016 is set to host programmers, developers to the first of its kind three-fold event focused on Africa’s agricultural sector.

Tagged ‘Hack-Pitch-Code’, the event will bring together computer programmers, developers and hackers to deliver technologically driven novel solutions to agricultural challenges in Africa during the conference.

The code festival is targeted at both students and non-students who will be expected to creatively crack a given brief utilising new technologies that will debut at #TechPlus2016.

The solutions are expected to capture challenges of agricultural production, processing, promotion and distribution in Africa. Developers will be hosted at the IBM Innovation Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, creating an environment that is conducive for teams to come up with forward-thinking and creative solutions for agricultural production, processing, promotion and distribution.

Talented teams will present their solutions and designs to professional coders and key industry partners who will assess their viability.

Winning groups will be awarded a sum of 1million in form of scholarship or funding. Selected finalists will also receive training and mentorship, job opportunities, business and idea structuring and other valuable resources.

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