Microsoft Nigeria calls for applicants for its Agro-Tech Hackathon holding soon.
This is in collaboration with the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).
It launched the plan for young Nigerian youths.
The initiative aims at providing a homegrown scalable platform through young Nigerian youths for Nigerian farmers and consumers to access farm products.
And they would improve the digital value chain process and reduce waste and loss.
According to Microsoft, the competition will kick off on the 28th of March.
It is open to Nigerians from the age of 18 to 45 years.
They must be from any of the geopolitical zones of the country.
Also, they must take an interest in technology, agriculture or entrepreneurship.
Individuals shortlisted from their application would have to form a team during the Hackathon stage.
And they would undergo four weeks of mentorship under world-class agro-specialists, entrepreneurs, and training teams from Microsoft.
Microsoft and its team will pick the three most outstanding team solutions for funding and technical support at the end of the competition.
Also, they would give consolation prizes to the 20 finalists of the Hackathon.
At the same time, the top winning teams would share a sum of 5 million Naira with other consolation prizes (offers, mentorships and events).
According to Microsoft, the first position gets NGN2,500,000, the second one gets NGN1,500,000, and the third one receives NGN1,000,000.
Comments from the event
Mr Adeeko Olalekan, the Technical and Operations Lead of TedPrime Hub, lauded the digital investment of Microsoft towards giving Nigerians the privilege to provide digital solutions in the agriculture industry.
And he expresses pleasure in the partnership surrounding the initiative.
He describes it as part of Nigeria’s socio-economic transformation history through Microsoft Agro-Tech Hackathon.”
Also, he adds that the project is coming at a period when the nation’s economic diversification is a top priority.
And so, the project would provide economic opportunities for the stakeholders in Nigeria’s agricultural system.
Implication for you reading
This is Microsoft’s promise to empower individuals and organisations to achieve more globally.
And so, Microsoft Nigeria calls for applicants for its agro tech hackathon.
So, if you are a Nigerian and are interested in the initiative, visit their application website, and click “Apply Now” to begin.
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