06 Apr 2017 – East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will select top 50 scalable technologies from successful entries and offer them accelerated training on scaling up and pitching.

The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 will take place on April 6, 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. Twenty five outstanding participants will be given an opportunity to showcase and pitch to potential partners (development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors) in a special session during the upcoming East Africa Postharvest Technologies Fair set for May 2017.

The exhibition will be organized by the Inter Region Economic Network in conjunction with its partners-The East Africa Trade Investment Hub and Syngenta. The EAPTC-2017 seeks to identify postharvest innovations and technologies that demonstrate potential for scale up and offer practical solutions to challenges of postharvest food loss and waste across agricultural value chains in the region.

 

The EAPTC-2017 Competition will be conducted in the following phases:

  • Applications will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website and close on February 20, 2017;
  • A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Competition. They will be notified by March 9, 2017.
  • The participants will take part in training on how to scale up and pitch to potential partners (Development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors) to be held on April 4 – 5, 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 will take place on April 6, 2017 in Arusha.
  • 25 top participants will be selected to participate in the East Africa Postharvest Technologies Fair to be held in May 9 – 10, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The top three participants will be entitled to a seed award totaling USD 30,000.

 

Event: East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017)

When: 6 April 2017

Where: Arusha, Tanzania

Organizer: Young Innovators in Agribusiness

Website: https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/