Call for Technologies Inspiring Agricultural Change; Young Scientist Innovation Award

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!Young Scientist Innovation Award!

INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS OF STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR IDEAS, INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSIDERATION

SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME UNDER THE FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES:

  1. Innovations and technologies benefiting women smallholder farmers
  2. Innovations and technologies benefiting People With Disabilities (PWDs) who are engaging in smallholder farming

 Consideration will be given to submissions which are relevant to the award categories and:

  • Enhance food security
  • Improve nutritional value
  • Increase productivity and yield
  • Add value and increase income potential
  • Reduce labour and time intensity
  • Respond to climate-related challenges
  • Use locally available inputs
  • Are affordable and socially sustainable
  • Reduce postharvest loss

Eligible Countries: Burundi, Djibouti, D.R. of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

HOW TO APPLY:

Guidelines and entry forms can be downloaded from the Sharefair website http://www.empowerwomen.org/ sharefair2014/ysia and sent to:

youngscientistaward@sharefair2014.org

by 15 August 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

All submissions will be judged by a credible panel of experts.Consideration will only be given to submissions from groups or individuals currently enrolled in a learning institution. Evidence of enrollment will be required.

*Young female scientists encouraged to apply*

Award winners will be sponsored to showcase their innovations at the Sharefair in Nairobi, Kenya!

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