Are you in agribusiness, or do you have an AgriTech solution that addresses issues in the agricultural ecosystem? Do you want grants, access to local and international markets, mentorship and lots more? If yes, apply for the Agro-Hack challenge right away! Applications are invited from AgriTech startups, AgriBusiness Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Innovators and Solution enthusiasts across Nigeria to apply for the 2022 Agro-Hack Challenge & Summit. See how to apply below.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has unveiled an agro-challenge programme aimed at crowd-sourcing innovative solutions to the challenges faced across the agricultural value chain in Nigeria.
Dubbed “Agro-Hack Challenge and Summit 2022” the programme was in collaboration with the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), with an aim to enhance the rapid growth of the Nigerian agricultural sector.
The Agro-Hack Challenge & Summit 2022 is an AgriBusiness and AgriTech-focused challenge aimed at crowdsourcing innovative solutions to difficulties encountered by the agricultural ecosystem in Benue State and Nigeria as a whole.
These challenges, mainly in the agricultural value chain, cut across the following sub-sectors:
- Production (input, fertilizers, irrigation, greenhouses, vertical farming, etc)
- Agricultural Finance
- Agricultural Commerce
- Supply chain, etc
Agro-Hack Challenge Eligbility 2022
This grant is Open to:
- AgTech startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts across Nigeria;
- Agriculture-based research institutes, university students, especially those studying Agric-related courses;
- Smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain players, conflict-affected communities.
Agro-Hack Challenge Benefits 2022
The AgroHack Challenge is open to Nigerian Agritech startups, Agri-business entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and tech solution aficionados. 50 innovators will be chosen for the pre-incubation stage, with the top 25 moving on to the incubation stage. These 25 startups will receive $30,000 in equity-free funding, three months of incubation support, and other interesting incentives.
How to Apply for Agro-Hack Challenge
The AgroHack Challenge is organized in partnership with Benue Agribusiness Innovation Hub, Passion Incubator, Japan Government, NorthEast Humanitarian Innovation Hub, ThriveAgric, Benue Government, and the Center for Food Technology and Research, Makurdi, Benue state.
Deadline: December 14, 2022