Three women-led teams won the DigitalAg4her Hackathon
Jun 18 2021
“Women leaders and youth will help shape a brighter future for Lebanon”
On June 8, 2021 took place the final selection of the DigitalAg4her Hackathon. The competition aimed at crowdsource and support innovative ICT-based solutions through women-led initiatives tailored to enhance the efficiency, equity and environmental sustainability of the agri-food sector in Lebanon, focusing particularly on women working in agriculture.
The jury members including Constantin Salameh, Investment Expert, Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, President & Founder of the Arab International Women’s Forum, Maurice Saade, FAO representative, Reem Nejdawi, Chief Food and Environment Policies Section at UNESCWA and Wafaa El Dikah Hamzé, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture.
Out of the 288 overall applicants, nine teams had reached the final selection stage:
Pure Farms team proposed a new mixed vertical farming system for producing high-quality microgreens.
KawaFungo startup aims at reusing the used coffee grounds to grow mushrooms.
RIVALAND proposed a sustainable and low-cost nature-based solution for the on-site treatment of water through a hybrid composition of water purifying plants and effective microorganisms.
TechFertilizers/Agricoders team is working to enhance strategies for crop and soil productivity.
Orgaculture team proposed an e-commerce application for fresh organic products connecting farmers and consumers.
HTSM (Healthy Trading System Market) team aims to provide a higher income to the farmer and a lower cost for the customer using an online market platform for fruits and vegetables.
AGRO – Diffused Fields startup aims to create a digital platform to facilitate the interactions between landowners and workers.
Tehweeji – From the heart of Lebanon team aims to launch a web based online platform to market cooperative products.
Boostoculture/Farmers of Beyond team proposed developing an app to reduce drastic damages on apple cultures caused by the Apple Scab.
Three women-led teams won the DigitalAg4Her Hackathon. The winning teams, Pure Farms, Kawafungo and Rivaland will receive further technical assistance in developing a Minimum Viable Product and a two-month incubation support from Berytech.