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Launch of the Finals AgriHack Talent Caribbean

October 6, 2014

Opening by Micheal Hailu, Director of CTA and Edmund Neus, Chief Technology Officer of Telesur, of the Finals AgriHack Talent Caribbean on Sunday morning 5 October 2014 at CWA in Suriname.

Following the opening of the Finals AgriHack Talent Caribbean, presentations are held to inspire and raise the knowledge of developers on 

  • the case study of a young Jamaican start-up called AgroCentral, presented by its young CEO Jermaine Henry
  • the theme "Farmers and ICTs: issues relating to access to free and paid agriculture information, Q&A" by Peter Thompson, from the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), from Jamaica
  • on the theme "Why ICT is Crucial for the Caribbean Agricultural Industry", by Atiba Phillips, Chairman, The Community Hub Corporation (Trinidad and Tobago)

Follow the event on Twitter #agrihack or follow the live stream on http://hackathon.ict4ag.org/live-stream/

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The youngest developer from Trinidad is 14 years old.

In total, we have about 40 participants from various Caribbean countries, including Mentors, Speakers, Judges, nine ICT hubs and eight national winning teams who will be competing for the regional cash prizes and several months of incubation. Winners to be announced on Thursday 9th October at the CWA. Countries of competing teams are: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Suriname. 

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