The future of food production, marketing and supply-chain management increasingly lies in the realm of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ICTs contribute to the transformation of agricultural value chains in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, improving productivity and market access in the agrifood sector. CTA’s AgriHack Talent initiative aims to strengthen ICT innovation in agriculture, as well as to accelerate youth entrepreneurship.
The main focus of the AgriHack Talent initiative is on Pitch AgriHack, a competition targeting young companies already offering e-agriculture services. This is supported by follow-up activities such as provision of capacity building, mentorship and incubation opportunities, promotional and networking opportunities and facilitation of access to grants and investments to scale-up services offered.