A4IP joins forces with FAO, OSCE, and IT Park for the Hack4DigitalVillages Innovation Challenge.
CGIAR Accelerate for Impact Platform (A4IP) join forces with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, and IT Park for the Hack4DigitalVillages Innovation Challenge. As part of FAO’s Digital Villages Initiative (DVI) in Europe and Central Asia, this project is set to transform the agricultural landscape in FAO's pilot digital villages across the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan.
From November 24 to 26 at the Fergana branch of the Tashkent University of Information Technologies, Hack4DigitalVillages will bring together Fergana's youth, developers, and agricultural experts to co-create and develop digital solutions, addressing the critical agricultural challenges affecting rural communities in the Fergana region, and enhance best practices of local farmers. Focus areas include greenhouse management, water use efficiency, pesticide control, and agribusiness education.
The Accelerate for Impact Platform (A4IP) is the venture space that leverages CGIAR’s legacy in research and innovation to co-design, accelerate, and de-risk investments in technologies for sustainable agriculture and climate action. A4IP explores innovative partnership models to bridge research products from lab to market, create demand for CGIAR science, and strengthen its role in the innovation ecosystem. The initiative plays a catalytic role for entrepreneurial scientists, startups, and other strategic partners driving innovation that will make our agri-food systems healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable. A4IP is an initiative powered by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT; a CGIAR research center.