Agro-Hack Challenge & Summit 2022 is an AgriBusiness and AgriTech-focused challenge to crowdsource innovative solutions to challenges faced across the Agricultural ecosystem in Benue State and Nigeria at large.
These challenges, mainly in the agricultural value chain, cut across the following sub-sectors:
Production (input, fertilizers, irrigation, greenhouses, vertical farming, etc). .
Supply chain, etc..
We are inviting AgriTech startups, AgriBusiness Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Innovators and Solution enthusiasts across Nigeria to apply for this year's Agrohack.
Provide Agricultural value chain players in Benue State, and Nigeria at large, the resources to grow and scale their agri-businesses .
Entrepreneurship coaching and Mentorship.
Startup Idea Validation.
Access to local and international markets.
Access to digital tools and infrastructure.
Grant funding & follow-on investments.
AgTech startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts across Nigeria
Agriculture based research inistututes, university students, especially those studying Agric-related courses
Smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain players, conflict affected communities
Benue State is one of the North Central states in Nigeria with a population of about 4,253,641 in 2006 census. The state was created in 1976 among the 7 states created at that time.The state derives its name from the Benue River which is the second largest river in Nigeria.
The Agro-business Innovation Hub at the BENCEDI centre is proposed as a joint partnership between UNDP Nigeria, and the Benue state government to drive synergies between corporate partners, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, research institutes and institutes of higher learning. These collaborations are aimed at creating an enabling environment to drive innovation and collaboration among companies in the agri-food sector and to bring more developments from the Hub to market..
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the leading United Nations organisation fighting to end the injustices of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with a broad network of experts and partners in over 170 countries, UNDP helps nations to build integrated and lasting solutions for people and the planet.
In Nigeria, UNDP provides technical and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria and supports the implementation of interventions across various thematic areas to meet the medium to long-term national development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed into a retail banking and wealth management-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself through innovation and the delivery of exceptional services.
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