UNDP/FCMB Agro-Hack Challenge & Summit 2022 for Nigeria ($30,000 funding support)

Deadline: 14th of December, 2022

Applications are currently being accepted for the UNDP/FCMB Agro-Hack Challenge & Summit 2022. The Agro-Hack Competition & Summit 2022 is an AgriBusiness and AgriTech challenge that seeks to crowdsource creative solutions to problems encountered by the whole agricultural ecosystem in Benue State and Nigeria as a whole.

These difficulties affect the following subsectors, which are mostly in the agriculture value chain:

  • Production (input, fertilizers, irrigation, greenhouses, vertical farming, etc)
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Commerce
  • Supply chain, etc


The AgroHack Challenge is open to Agritech startups, Agri-business entrepreneurs, engineers, innovators
and tech solution enthusiasts across Nigeria. 50 innovators will be selected for the pre-incubation phase
and the top 25 will be selected to proceed to the incubation stage. These 25 startups will receive $30,000
of equity-free funding, incubation support for 3 months & other exciting benefits.

The challenge will provide:

  • Agricultural value chain players in Benue State, and Nigeria at large, the resources to grow
    and scale their agri-businesses .
  • Entrepreneurship coaching and Mentorship.
  • Incubation.
  • Startup Idea Validation.
  • Access to local and international markets.
  • Access to digital tools and infrastructure.
  • Grant funding & follow-on investments.


Open to:

  • AgTech startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts across Nigeria;
  • Agriculture based research institutes, university students, especially those studying Agricrelated courses;
  • Smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain players, conflict affected communities.


The AgroHack Challenge is organized in partnership with Benue Agribusiness Innovation Hub, Passion
Incubator, Japan Government, NorthEast Humanitarian Innovation Hub, ThriveAgric, Benue Government,
and the Center for Food Technology and Research, Makurdi, Benue state.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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