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Final Call: EAC Post-Harvest Technology Challenge Competition Deadline Extended

Published on February 22, 2017

EAPTC_1.JPGGreat news! The deadline for the East Africa Community(EAC) post-harvest technology challenge competition has been extended to February 28, 2017. 

The competition, which targets ready-to-scale technologies for expansion and distribution throughout the region, already has 148 entries from the five EAC Partner States. More innovators with fantastic ideas for solar-based technology; fruits, vegetables and grain preservation; and ICT-based post-harvest technology are encouraged to apply.

The competition is made possible through a Hub grant to the Inter Regional Economic Network (IREN) The partnership contributes to the Hub’s work to promote agriculture innovations that have the potential for scale. The competition also contributes to the Hub’s support of youth and women, as the competition is expected to attract applicants from these two groups.  Further, the competition focuses on the Hub’s priority staple value chains (i.e. maize and other grains, beans and legumes, fruits and vegetables, animal and animal products) of which women make up the majority of market participants.

The objective of the competition is to provide a platform where both suppliers and users of post-harvest innovations can interact, thus facilitating broader adoption of improved post-harvest technologies in the region.

To enter the competition : APPLY HERE