The AgriHack Talent Caribbean initiative, from the Netherlands (EU) based organisation The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Our mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.
The AgriHack Talent Caribbean initiative was launched with the planning meeting that was held in Jamaïca. A Call for Expression of Interest will be launched on 2 August 2014 to the attention of Caribbean labs and hubs interested to partner on the programme.
The regional Finals of the AgriHack competition will be held in Suriname, in the framework of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture organised by the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Caribbean Ministries in charge of Agriculture early October 2014 in Suriname. Best teams of developers will be awarded on this occasion and will afterwards be incubated for several months. Initial partners of this initiative include the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, ConnectiMass, the Caribbean Open Institute.