AFEX, Nigeria’s commodities market player, is accepting applications from talents in Nigeria and Kenya for the Ag-hackathon component of its Code Cash Crop event.
Also, it unveiled, “Scaling Market-Led Solutions,” as the theme for the fourth edition of its annual Code Cash Crop event, set to be held in August 2023.
Code Cash Crop, it said in a statement, is an exciting industry event that harnesses innovation across the Agriculture, Finance and Technology sectors, to solve problems related to Africa’s food systems.
“The maiden editions focused on aggregating sector players to discuss how their industries align and opportunities for collaboration.
“CCC 3.0 also witnessed the creation of the Ag-Hackathon, which brought together over 350 young people to collaborate and pitch solutions that disrupt Agriculture Trade Infrastructure in Africa,” it said.
This year’s theme focuses on prioritizing conversations and ideation around solutions that address a significant gap in the market while optimizing sustainability and profitability.
It added, “For the first time, Code Cash Crop will be expanding into Kenya, as the Ag-hackathon is open to participants in both Nigeria and Kenya.”
Commenting, the Vice President of Corporate Services at AFEX, Mariam Tobun, said, “Code Cash Crop is undoubtedly an essential piece of the Agricultural ecosystem, and for 4.0 we are incredibly committed to promoting conversations and engineering profitable solutions through the Ag-hackathon.”