The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, is launching the pilot edition of Pitch AgriHack, a new component of its AgriHack Talent Programme.

Pitch AgriHack 2016 is open for young ICT start-ups from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, offering services to the agriculture sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform.

Pitch AgriHack will:

  • Provide a business training boot camp to selected e-agriculture start-ups
  • Conduct a start-up pitching competition
  • Facilitate access to grants, investments, and additional capacity building opportunities.

Two categories are available

  • Early stage platform and
  • Advanced platform

Winning teams will receive a cash prize of up to €15,000, as well as promotional support, additional capacity building, and networking opportunities. They may also benefit from investments from supporters of Pitch AgriHack.

For more information go to

To apply directly (after reading background information and rules of the activity), go to  (English applications)


(soumission de dossier en français)

 For enquiries, send a mail to

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