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The COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon webinar series is starting this Friday 25th September! The webinar series will be kicked off with the webinar called Blockchain technology to ensure food security in Africa and you are cordially invited. Register now! Food security is vital in the COVID-19 pandemic era and post COVID-19 as Africa still struggles to achieve food security. In achieving food...

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Register now! Mentors: Karel Jedlicka, Michal Kepka The challenge aims to calculate all relevant agro-climatic factors (see below) in order to describe an area of interest comprehensively, using the algorithms published here. The challenge aims to test the global applicability of the factors’ calculations – thus we look forward to a wide variety of case study areas).   Following...

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Register now! Mentor: Radoslav Delina The rapid pressure on the development of the social economy has often been caused by the inefficient development of social enterprises. Low transparency of their production, location or their potential to meet market demands, lack of information and unavailable geospatial and other relevant analyzes of social economy development, as well as...

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Register now! Mentors: Jiri Kvapil, Ivo Denemark, Herman Snevajs Covid19 pandemic and mainly subsequent restrictions was and still is a test for the food supply chain in order to provide enough food to the market to the end customers. Especially in crises a good decision can be made only with enough information. During the previous INSPIRE hackathons the yield potential maps were derived....

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Register now! Mentor: Mohammed Nayeem Around 15.5% of the adult population of Qatar is suffering from diabetes. 55 million people have diabetes in the MENA region and it is estimated that by 2045 this will rise to 108 million. Medicines are effective but not without their side-effects. What the region needs right now are more natural and organic solutions that boost the immunity of the...

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Register now! Mentor: Clodagh Durkan “Agriculture companies looking to help promote food security and position themselves to be winners in the post-COVID-19 world must conserve their financial strength so that they can make the necessary strategic acquisitions, boost their efforts to build or buy technologies that promote sustainability while supporting farmer P&Ls, and develop more...

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Register now! Mentors: Antoine Kantiza, Tuula Löytty The traditional knowledge of African agriculture has been used efficiently during many decades and until today somewhat in several areas of Africa for feeding African population.  The indigenous knowledge in African agriculture is known to be resilient to many hazards nevertheless the traditional knowledge in agriculture is...

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Register now! African food supply chain is made of smallholder farmers who often do not get the due reward for their produce thereby leaving the farmers poorer. Typical example in Africa during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government gave out incentives to boost agricultural production but the incentives never got to the farmers in the rural areas. This can be attributed to so...

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Register now! In addition to the direct health threat, COVID-19 also brings with it a large number of negative side effects, such as quarantine, restriction of movement, restriction of work, changes in supply, reduction of hobby activities and cultural activities, etc. Through the collection of best practice examples, the challenge aims to contribute to the discussion on how the negative...

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Register now! Mentors: Karel Charvat, Runar Bergheim, Raitis Berzins Our technologists have been developing web map applications for 23 years and have observed and taken part in the transition from plain HTML image maps via early instances of browser-specific plugins with custom APIs to present day HTML5/Javascript web map applications built on high performing client-side libraries and...

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Register now! Mentors: Otakar Cerba, Sarah Velten, Pavel Kogut The PoliRural project has prepared the dataset describing rural attractiveness in Europe from various perspectives e.g. demography, natural capital, social capital, economy, agriculture, living conditions. Task 1 The first task of this challenge is to find relevant methods for assessing rural attractiveness in NUTS 3 regions....

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Register now! Mentors: Frantisek Zadrazil, Pavel Hajek, Jan Vrobel Current situation with COVID 19 is opening new possibilities for virtual contribution of citizens to collect scientific data. Many scientific information can be collected in the form of a Map. Significant progress has been made in standardization of data access protocols and implementation of servers and clients capable of...

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Register now! Mentors: Petr Horak, Kristyna Cerbova Problem situations related to Covid-19, such as restrictions or temporary interruptions of work, quarantine, restrictions on the number of people in stores or restrictions on sales time, can lead to a change in shopping habits. The result can be an oversupply of households leading to unequal distribution, a temporary shortage of certain...

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Register now! Mentors: Otakar Cerba, Kristyna Cerbova The current COVID-19 period requires to find and use a new approach to education, including stress on individualized learning and training as well as the implementation of distance (remote) methods. This challenge follows Rosie and CentraLab projects which were focused on education and training, including the development of smart...

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“A hackathon for balancing the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future.” The COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon will be already the 17th hackathon organised by the Plan4All association in cooperation with CCSS and other H2020 projects including SmartAgriHubs. It will be based on the traditional model of the INSPIRE Hackathon, which is not a single event, it’s a process that is...

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The mission of the African Conference of Precision Agriculture (AfCPA) is to “connect the science and practice needed to put precision agriculture in action for Africa.” Through this mission, AfCPA seeks to provide a pan-African platform focused on highlighting new advances in the fields of experimental and applied precision agriculture.  AfCPA 2020 seeks to...

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LEAP4FNSSA is looking for innovative solutions to mitigate the socio-economic and environmental impacts of pandemics, with particular attention to the climatic dimension. In this context, importance will be given to the following topics: Innovation and digitalization in agriculture: we are looking for innovative ideas helping small farmers make informed decisions to improve agricultural...

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"With a continent-wide recession looming and the UN predicting a “hunger pandemic” in the wake of the coronavirus, there are two ways in which the world can help right now: with data and with investments that strengthen Africa’s food security."   The cite is from the article that is written by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation. Read the Global Center...

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Africa Food Systems mainly comprises of two actors, production and market, unlike food systems in advanced economies where research and development of aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption, and disposal systems carry a higher percentage.  For this to be achieved, there needs to be a shift in the learning systems present. Unfortunately, due to the poverty notion...

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The four reports are published on the GODAN f1000 open publishing gateway. Here are the relevant references and DOI: Hájek P, Valeš J, Jedlička K and Ekwacu S. Climate Change Trends for Africa [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2020, 9:696 (document) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1118030.1) Plan4All, WIRELESSINFO and Club of Ossiach. SmartAfriHub: Agricultural transformation through...

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