A regional hackathon on ICT4Ag solutions is planned as one of the key activities that will run in parallel to the conference. The event is a pilot experience and focuses only on Eastern Africa. Private and public sector run innovation, entrepreneurship hubs/communities from that region are invited to express interest in being partners nominating and supporting teams to the finals of the regional competition. Details on the event and how to apply can be read here. The deadline to apply is 05 September 2013
To the attention of tech hubs and labs from East Africa
From 4 to 8 November 2013, The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda, will organize an international conference on ICT for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) in Kigali. The ICT4Ag conference will promote the application of ICTs in the agricultural sector with particular emphasis on value chains, advocacy and policy development.