Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home / CGIS wins prize at Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge (UP)

CGIS wins prize at Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge (UP)

A team of postgraduate Geoinformation Science students from the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria recently won the climate change category at the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge.

The team comprised of Victoria Rautenbach (UP), Sean Cullen (UP), Nadia Oosthuizen (Natural Resources and the Environment Unit, CSIR) and Danie Jooste (UP) and they developed the Temo le Boso mobile and web application

The platform (website and app) aims to serve as a decision making tool for farmers in selecting which crop type to potentially plant in their area under future climatic conditions. For the prototype, they used open data from many sources, notably data from the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security , a partner of the activity. They received their trophy from a board member of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions , another partner of the activity. The price for the category is 4 000 euros and the opportunity to fully develop the application.

The Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge took place in conjunction with the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture, African Edition (GFIA Africa) and it started at the end of 2015 in Durban.

Click here for full story

 

 

 

Document Actions
Add comment

You can add a comment by filling out the form below. Plain text formatting.

Info
You are not logged in. You may optionally enter your username and password below. If you don't enter anything, this comment will be posted as 'Anonymous User'.
(Required)
(Required)
(Required)
Enter the word

users.png

Log in


Forgot your password?