BACKGROUND:

In collaboration with IICA, CARDI and the contribution of various stakeholders, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is organizing the AgriHack Talent Caribbean programme to support youth ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture. The initiativeambitions to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and to youth employment. Young IT students and IT developers have been supported to develop applications addressing key Caribbean agricultural challenges.

 

Countries involved are Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts-and-Nevis, Barbados, and Dominica. 

On the occasion of CWA, the developers will fine-tune their applications and will take part in capacity building sessions. They will finally present their applications to the public and eventually three regional winning teams will be selected. At the end of CWA, the winners will be mentored for several months to favour the roll-out of their applications. From 05 to 07 October, initial AgriHack activities will be held at Telesur Training Facility (TOC), Paramaribo. These initial activities (training, fine-tuning of applications, initial evaluation) will be live-streamed on the internet and can be watched by CWA participants.

 

Event 1: Public pitching of the applications developed to judges      
Time:  08:30 – 10:15
The ICT applications for agriculture developed will be presented publicly to a panel of judges who will evaluate them. The public is invited to attend this event. See the 8 apps developed below.

 

Event 2:  Showcasing ICT Applications for Agriculture                      
Time: 10:45 – 12:45

Hands-on presentations of prototypes developed to the public who will see how they function. The public will have the opportunity here to interact with developers.  Apart from the eightprototypes developed in the framework of AgriHack Talent Caribbean, fourexisting Caribbean ICT for agriculture applications/platforms will also be presented to the public.

Three applications will be presented in parallel. Four rounds of presentations will be organized.

Existing applications

Applications developed by AgriHack Participants

 

Time: 10:45 – 11:15

Company: D’MarketMovers Ldt
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Platform: D’Market Movers
Presenter: David Thomas

Team name: Crop Guard
Country: Barbados
Application: Crop Guard
Presenters: Troy Ricardo Weekes/ Leonard Mortimer Seale

Team name: Team Mirage
Country: Dominica
Application: Farmer’s Companion
Presenters:
Reginald Kemuel Junior Lodrick/Netisha Durand

 

Time: 11:15 – 11:45

Institution: University of West Indies (UWI)
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Application: AgriExpenseTT
Presenter: Dr Margaret Bernard

Team name: CAP Application Programmers
Country: Jamaica
Application: Basic Agricultural Learning Environment (BALE)
Presenters:
Javon Davis and Alexander Nicholson

Team name: CodeSK
Country: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Application: Next Harvest
Presenter: Zahrea Franklin

 

Time: 11:45 – 12:15

Company: Nanook Enterprises
Country: Jamaica
Platform: Agro Central
Presenter: Jermaine Henry

Team name: Big Things
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Application: Big things
Presenters: Steffan Boodhoo and Jherez Taylor

Team name: UNICODE
Country: Suriname
Application: Agri-Kari
Presenters: To be specified

 

Time: 12:15 – 12:45

Organisation: Caribbean Open Institute
Country: Jamaica
Application: AREA Demo
Presenter: Maurice McNaughton

Team name: Agri - Info
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Application: Agri-Info
Presenters: Nikholai Rajkumar / Mikaeel Andrews

Team name: Node420
Country: Jamaica
Application: Node420
Presenters: Orane Edwards and Jason Scott

 

Event 3: Announcement of winners during a cocktail – attendance by invitation only.
Time 19:00 to 20:30 (Royal Torarica Hotel, Paramaribo)


 

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Participating Countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bahamas
  • Dominica
  • Guyana
  • Grenada
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago

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