Data-Driven Farming Prize

The prize is seeking tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity.

At a Glance

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$100,000

Deadline

06
April 6th, 2017

How to Apply

About This Funding Opportunity

Eligibility Details

Eligibility Criteria:  The Prize will accept entries that meet following criteria (see the Eligibility Criteria page for more details):

  • Open to all.
  • Local applicability. 
  • Willingness to share the ideas. 
  • Prototyping Skills.
  • Intellectual Property. 
  • Incomplete Entries.
  • USAID Responsibility Determination.

Judging Criteria:  All entries will be judged against following criteria

  • Criteria 1. Data-Driven.
  • Criteria 2 Potential Impact.
  • Criteria 3 Usability.
  • Criteria 4 Affordability.
  • Criteria 5 Growth potential.
  • Criteria 6 Privacy & Security.

Application Guidance

The prize is seeking tools and approaches that source, analyze and translate data into actionable, timely and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agricultural productivity.

In particular the data driven solutions will be tested in Nepal, and should be able to meet one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Produce timely and context specific insight for improving the production of rice, other cereals and vegetables in Nepal.
  • Support a more sustainable use of Nepal’s natural resources (i.e. increase biodiversity, use water more sustainably, improve use of land).
  • Enable the market by providing inputs, extension services, and connections which support farmers in a sustainable way in Nepal.
  • Improve influence and application of agricultural products in Nepal (i.e. better use of fertilizer, generation of quality seeds).
  • Generate timely and actionable information to manage Nepal’s agricultural productivity risks due to  weather emergency.

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nice but i have no idea how to apply or share out my ideas