HACK-4-AGRICULTURE with Synergos

The Agricultural Hackathon held in collaboration with Synergos was a program designed to bring in the Civic Innovation community of developers to design and create a prototype technology solution that will provide factual information around the state agricultural system allowing for efficient, effective and sustainable agricultural production in Nigeria. The solution provided information such as Agricultural Investment plan for the state, number of farmers, competitive advantage, tractors, investments and needed fertilizers, arable land, number of tractors, institutions and policies/processes.

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HACK-4-AGRICULTURE with Synergos

In bottom-up policy brainstorming sessions held in Nigeria’s economic and political capitals, Nigerian innovators identified education reform, broadband infrastructure, investor incentives and more as critical opportunities for the Government to accelerate startups, job creation and innovation-led economic growth in Africa’s most populous nation.

Nigeria’s Policy Hackathon was organized by Civic Innovation Lab, i4Policy, and Impact Hub Lagos, with support from “Make-IT in Africa”, a project of the German Development Cooperation. More than 100 people participated in the Policy Hackathons across two cities and over 40 policy proposals emerged from the brainstorms.