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The Organizers of the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition, comprising of Global stakeholders in the Postharvest sector and other partners, are announcing the All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovations Challenge, 2017. The aim of the challenge is to document and showcase the best emerging postharvest technologies and innovations with potential for scale-up. Additionally the challenge seeks to establish and strengthen linkages between innovators and potential investors to facilitate up-scaling and out-scaling of their innovations with the ultimate goal of reducing postharvest food losses.

Also see: SEED awards

The call is open to individuals and institutions from or working in Africa. The technologies/innovations should either be at Testing or Market-ready stages.

Reward for winning entries

The top TEN (10) innovators will pitch for their innovations in a plenary session of all stakeholders during the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition on 31st March 2017. The top TEN (10) innovators will receive a cash award (amounting to 35,000 US dollars) during the special plenary session.

The top 20 postharvest technologies and innovations will be profiled in a special booklet edition and online platforms. The entries should be submitted by email to: postharvest.challenge@uonbi.ac.ke with a copy to postharvest.challenge@gmail.com

For more details about the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition visit the website: africapostharvest.uonbi.ac.ke

Important dates

Call opens for entry submission:  17th January, 2017

Deadline for entry submission:  17th February, 2017

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