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Apply for the WBG-MAAIF-KWPF Disruptive Agricultural Technology Challenge Expo 2019

  • In Innovation
  • 16 Oct 2019 - 10:29am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 739
The Head of Operation Wealth Creation, Gen. Salim Saleh (Left) and the Chinese Ambassador- H.E. Zhao Yali (Right) test drive the MV Mulimi-a multipurpose vehicle capable of threshing maize, pumping water from a depth of 7metres to a height of 33metres, ploughing and transporting 20 adults and their goods. This was on 31st December 2015 at MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda.

As part of efforts to promote and showcase youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation, the World Bank Group (WBG) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), and the Korea World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF) is organising a Disruptive Agriculture Technology Challenge Expo in Kampala Uganda on from 18th to 19th November 2019. The two days event will start with a Matchmaking expo between farmers and service providers on 18th November  followed by an innovation challenge day on 19th November which will bring together innovators to pitch solutions that address some of the challenges faced by farmers in Uganda.

The first Disruptive Innovation competition which was organised in April 2019 in Nairobi Kenya attracted a total of 41 top-notch applications. The fifteen (15) most competitive youth enterprises were awarded and invited to join the ‘Million Farmers Digital Disruption Platform’ and provided incubation, mentoring and financial support to scale up their innovations in Kenya. The event laid the foundations for the innovation platforms which over the next several years is hoped to connect a million Kenyan farmers to disruptive agricultural technologies.

The deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday 22nd October, 2019. Please Click here for details on how to apply.

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