18 & 19 december - Mohammed 6 Polytechnic University - StartGate

AgriChallenge

1st edition

A FIRST EDITION

On December 18 and 19, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University welcomed 8 teams into the 1st edition of the AgriChallenge hackathon in partnership with the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Institute of Rabat, with the aim of developing answers to the challenges faced by the Moroccan agricultural sector and converting them into innovative startup projects.

 

The event featured insightful interventions on agriculture as well as a series of workshops on entrepreneurship tools. The discussions that followed were highly enriching and allowed participants to improve their projects and to develop worthwhile solutions.

Thematics

ORGANIC FARMING AND CLEAN PRODUCTION

  • Development of clean processes for the conservation and valorization of perishable agricultural products.
  • Valorization of animal and vegetable waste.

Adapting to climate change

  • Sustainable water and soil management in a context of climate change.
  • Conservation agriculture to tackle global warming and drought.
  • Design of innovative solutions for rainwater harvesting for irrigation purposes in water-deficient areas.

Use of NICTs to improve services to farmers

  • NEXUS, water, energy to improve food security and preserve the environment.
  • Connected veterinary medicine.
  • Application of new technologies for smart agriculture.
  • Design of solutions for advising and monitoring the adoption of precision agriculture in Morocco.

Valorization of local products

  • Promotion of local products and aromatic and medicinal plants.
  • Alternative solutions for animal health: Alternative feeds and treatments.
  • Restoration of cactus plantations to preserve the environment and generate income for the rural populations concerned.

Participating Teams

Program

First day : 18/12/2021

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Second day : 19/12/2021

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Results

Second Rank

3.000 MAD

First Rank

5.000 MAD

Third Rank

2.000 MAD

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