Day 2: Agrihack participants meet with stakeholders at immersion sites

The top five teams in each location of intervention visited selected fish farms and associations where they met and interacted with relevant stakeholders in the four West African cities.

The immersion exercise allowed the enterprising youths to gain insights into pain points of fish farmers, marketers, process engineers, policy makers, and other relevant stakeholders. These series of exposures are expected to set the stage right for them to develop market-fit solutions to the identified challenges at the 48-hour hackathon later this week.

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Selected teams at the Ugbokore Progressive Farmers Association site - Warri, Nigeria

 

Some of the sites visited are:
1. Azemor Farms - Ibadan, Nigeria
2. Ugbokore Progressive Fish Farmers Association - Warri, Nigeria
3. United Ufuoma Fish Farmers Association aka Fish Village - Warri, Nigeria
4. Baguida Fish Farming Village - Lome, Togo
5. Fondaton Tanon - Cotonou, Benin Republic among others.

 

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Selected teams at the Ugbokore Progressive Farmers Association site - Warri, Nigeria

 

As expected, the top teams were able to clarify their thoughts with field practitioners and professionals at the immersion sites by asking questions that are related to the solutions they intend to develop. It was a long day full of questions and lots of answers – a kind of discovery for the participants. Aside from the fact that they were able to obtain field data relevant to their proposed solutions, the immersion has also boosted the capacity of the selected teams such that knowledge gained will remain valuable far beyond the AgriHack programme.

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                                       Selected Teams at Baguida Village – Lome, Togo

The host organizations were thrilled to receive the passionate youths who have come from various backgrounds of engineering, marketing, agriculture, public administration, and health. Participants are now set to hit the hackerspace and build protoypes based on data gathered. Join us as we stream the hackathon live on our Twitter via Periscope and Facebook via Facebook Live Streaming.

undefined      Selected top teams at Fondation Tonon, Benin Republic.

 


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Agrihack West Africa 2016 participants inspired at bootcamp

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The 2016 Youth-Enabled Fish Farming AgriHack West Africa (YEFFA) continues with a week-long series of events.

The CTA sponsored ICT4Ag intervention is being staged simultaneously in four West African cities of Ibadan, Warri, Lome, and Cotonou and hosted at technology hubs of Wennovation Hub, PIND, Woelab, and EtriLabs respectively.

Following several months of concept notes submission and selection of semi-finalists, YEFFA ushered about 50 different teams into an engaging week stacked with bootcamp, immersion, and a 48-hour Hackathon.

The bootcamp aims at developing the capacity of participants on vital innovation topics relevant to the AgriHack challenge, equip them with essential know-hows which would help them develop high impact and sustainable solutions and also ignite agribusiness innovation and entrepreneurship instincts in them.

At the bootcamp, participants learnt important concepts of business education such as business model canvas development and a review of blue ocean strategy for creating uncontested market space. Over 100 young agropreneurs across West Africa are already benefitting from the Wennovation Hub led project and are expected to replicate lessons in their start-ups and various communities.

The program continues on Wednesday (today) with immersion.

 

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 Participants at Wennovation Hub - Ibadan, Nigeria

 

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Participants at Woelab - Lome, Togo

 

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Participants at PIND Foundation - Warri, Nigeria

 

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Participants at EtriLabs - Cotonou, Benin

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