Food and agriculture innovators, farmers and entrepreneurs are invited to join Cultivhacktion and get a chance to develop their solutions with experts and pitch to key players in the agriculture sector.
The Indonesian agricultural sector is pushed for changes. By 2050, the Indonesian population is expected to exceed 320 million, of which 234 million will be urban dwellers, which means sufficient production and a strong logistics system is essential. The consumers are diversifying their food choices, whilst paying between 13% to 61% higher than the prices received by farmers. On the other hand, high food prices, low dietary quality and unsafe food are important contributing factors to Indonesia’s high rates of malnutrition in its different forms. Furthermore, land conversion and Climate Change will only act more as an additional burden to the country’s food production.
The World Bank Group, Microsoft, TaniHub, in partnership with the MoA and other key players in the digital agriculture sector, envision a series of hackathons and innovation challenges to facilitate the acceleration of disruptive agriculture technology adoption in Indonesia. The first hackathon – “CultivHacktion” will be held from September to October 2021, focusing on the West Java horticulture sector.
RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS
CULTIVHACKTION : INDONESIA DATA HACKATHON FOR AGRICULTURE
Cultivhacktion aims to demonstrate the value of agriculture data and digital technologies in addressing the key challenges in Indonesia’s agri-food sector as well as build the capacities of young innovators, male and female, to develop digital solutions for agriculture.
The hackathons and innovation challenges will serve as a platform for a wide range of actors in digital agriculture (e.g., governments, private sector, academia, civil society organizations (CSOs), tech innovators, and farmers) to interact and learn from each other, build networks, find synergies, as well as co-invest to support the further development and scaling up of promising AgTech solutions.
Participants will be invited to submit solutions around three broad themes that reflect challenges faced by the central and subnational governments as well as private sector actors in agriculture.
- Enhancing farm productivity and making production systems more resilient to shocks, including climate shocks
- Facilitating farmers access to markets (finance, input, output)
- Supporting public sector decision-making
The three Problem Statements come from three different perspectives – Central Government, Provincial Government and Private sector on the use of data.
To apply, all participants must fit these requirements :
- Must be serving farmers in Indonesia
- Must have implemented a Minimum Viable Product on Microsoft Azure Platform
- Must be in validation . scaling stage of the business
- Must combine a strong component of emerging digital technologies, data analytics and innovations
- Must be a registered entity with at least one year of operations
- Must have a revenue generating business model
- Must address at least one of the 3 problem statements
- Must have strong technical and functional capabilities among the team members
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