Farm CI Wins $10,000 at AFEX Code Cash Crop 4.0 Ag-hackathon

AFEX, a major player in Africa’s commodities market, hosted the Code Cash Crop 4.0 hackathon, merging technology, finance, and agriculture. Kenya’s inclusion marked this year’s edition. The culmination occurred in Lagos, celebrating three exceptional winners.

After a two-day boot camp, six finalists from Kenya and Nigeria presented ideas. Farm CI won $10,000 for its agricultural info platform. MCHE and Silo Africa followed, earning $7,000 and $5,000.

[L-R] President/CEO AFEX Nigeria, Akinyinka Akintunde; First Runner Up, MCHE [Micheal Munavu]; Vice President Financial Market AFEX, Oluwafunto Olasemo; President Beyond Markets AFEX, Kunle Adesuyi; First Place, Farm CI [Yakubu Temitope]; Second Runner Up, Silo Africa [Eliud Rugut]; and Vice President Corporate Services AFEX, Mariam Tobun, at the Code Cash Crop 4.0 grand finale.

The event addressed agricultural value chain gaps under the theme “Scaling Market-led Solutions.” 25 advanced from 100 applications, with six finalists pitching in Lagos, evaluated for viability and scalability.

Ife Adebayo, keynote speaker, highlighted youth-led innovation. Expert panels discussed Agriculture, Technology, and Finance. AFEX Nigeria’s President praised winners for transforming food systems.

President Akinyinka Akintunde affirmed AFEX’s commitment to fostering innovation in agriculture. Code Cash Crop empowers young talents to revolutionize food systems through tech.

Winner Yakubu plans expansion, thanking Code Cash Crop for shaping agri-tech landscape. The event empowers young talents in Nigeria and Kenya.

Code Cash Crop merges agri-tech, finance, and tech to address food system challenges, empowering African talents annually. AFEX nurtures entrepreneurs, contributing to regional agri-tech growth.

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