| Sectors: Food security, agritech
| Granting entity: Value Chain Capacity Building Network
| Deadline: 15 January
| Type of support: Challenge
| Funding/benefits: 3 Grand Champions of 7,000 USD each; 3 Champions of 2,000 USD each 3 Runner-ups of 1,000 USD each
| Applicants: Ready-to-use applications (beyond ideation stage) or innovations that are in their testing or piloting phase and have potential to be scaled
| Locations: Asia
Synopsis: Can ICT solutions contribute to enhance the resilience of agricultural value chains and markets in a post-Covid era?
This call challenges private sector, academia and development organisations to come up with concrete and practical examples on how ICT solutions can support the development of resilient post-Covid agricultural value chains/market systems that are fairer and more inclusive.
The ASIA AGRI-TECH CHALLENGE powered by the VCB-N wants to trigger innovation in the use of ICT along the value chains and provide successful innovations in their prototyping / testing phase a platform to showcase their products. The challenge functions at the same time as a matchmaking event between developers and providers of innovative ICT solutions and chain actors or supporters looking for ways to improve the chain functioning and making it more resilient and future-proof.
Link to application here.