Innovation Marketplace and Awards Ceremony – Feed the Future Data-Driven Farming Prize

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Innovation Marketplace and Awards Ceremony – Feed the Future Data-Driven Farming Prize

The 13 Data-Driven Farming Prize finalists are ready to showcase their solutions tailored for Nepal’s smallholder farmers! Please join us for an Innovation Marketplace and Awards Ceremony to network, learn, and celebrate the innovations inspired and partnerships catalyzed by this prize competition.

Launched in February 2017 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, the $300,000 Data-Driven Farming Prize sought the development of tools and approaches that source, analyze, and translate data into actionable, timely, and context-specific information for smallholder farmers to improve value from agriculture productivity. The four solutions deemed most viable and promising will be officially announced as prize winners at the Awards Ceremony.

Come see the innovations, meet their creators, and network with prize partners including the Microsoft Innovation Center, ICIMOD, and CIMMYT.

September 7, 2017 | Hotel Radisson, Nepa Dhuku Hall

12-4 p.m. Innovation Marketplace | 4-7 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Reception




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Who's Attending

8 people are attending Innovation Marketplace and Awards Ceremony – Feed the Future Data-Driven Farming Prize

  • Bikash Gurung
  • Santosh Joshi
  • Sandip Gupta
  • Pradeep Kandel
  • Aditya Sapkota


Date: September 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
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  • 12:00-3:30 Innovation Marketplace: Meet the Finalists and Test their Solutions
  • 3:30-4:00 High-tea, Networking, and Registration for Awards Ceremony
  • 4:00-4:15 Welcome and Opening: Introduction to the Prize - Sabeen Dhanani, Deputy Coordinator, Digital Development for Feed the Future
  • 4:15-4:45 Finalist Presentations: Videos & Pitches
  • 4:45-4:55 Keynote Speech - Amy Tohill-Stull, Acting Mission Director, USAID/Nepal
  • 5:00-5:30 Panel Discussion: From Innovation to Impact - Shabnam Shiwakoti, Program Director, Ministry of agricultural Development (MOAD) | Anand Bagaria, Managing Director, Nimbus | David Guerena, Scientist, CIMMYT | Moderated by: Allen Tuladhar, Country Director, Microsoft Innovation Center
  • 5:30-5:50 Award Presentation - Amy Tohill-Stull & Dr. Suroj Pokharel, Secretary, MOAD
  • 5:50-6:00 Special Remarks: Scaling Data-driven Farming Solutions - Dr. Suroj Pokharel, Secretary, MOAD
  • 6:00-6:05 Closing - Constance Agyeman, Head of International Development and Communities, Nesta
  • 6:05 onward Networking Reception
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