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ICT for Agriculture Tops at Ncell App Camp

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ICT for Agriculture Tops at Ncell App Camp

KATHMANDU, December 11 2014: Ncell’s six month long Ncell App Camp ended with ICT for Agriculture winning the first prize as well as the category first prize in Agriculture. The event held at Soltee Hotel saw 23 other finalist left behind by ICT for Agriculture to win the App Camp.

In the categorical first prizes, Opinio from SentiNepal won the first prize for Corporate Solution, Riti-Riwaz winning the education first prize and Lipi from The Script winning the winners in the tourism category.

ICT For Agriculture, is an android based mobile application that aims to connect farmers, traders, experts and agriculture extension agencies at a single platform to help with farm management and simplify market chain value while also ensuring food security in Nepal. The app helps farmers pre-harvest and post harvest of crops by providing information about diseases related to their crops. It also provides weather forecast linking farmers to the end consumers in the market.

The 24 finalists of the camp pitched their refined app ideas, including business models, as a part of their final presentation for the competition. During the program, each team was provided 10 minutes, including two minutes for answering the jury’s questions and additional three minutes to demonstrate their apps.

A panel of eight independent judges, including Kunda Dixit, Narottam Aryal, Purna Bahadur Chhetri, Saurabh Jyoti, Suman Pandey, Tomi Ahonen and Tomas Martunas, assessed the teams based on five preset ground rules which incorporated importance of the problem the application would solve, their business model, the completeness of the product, global scalability of their product and the team’s presentation.

These finalists had been selected from among competing 150 teams which were filtered from a pool of 457 applicants. The selected teams had received several training, mentoring and had participated in different seminars to build up their knowledge on business modeling, marketing as well as the technical aspect of app development.

These finalists had been selected from among competing 150 teams which were filtered from a pool of 457 applicants. The selected teams had received several trainings, mentoring and had participated in different seminars to build up their knowledge on business modeling, marketing as well as the technical aspect of app development.

Source: Tech Aakar

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