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The DigitalAG Challenge aims to ensure the inclusion of youth and the private sector, and crowd source innovative ICT solutions to raise efficiency of agricultural markets, whilst tackling related issues such as: logistics, food loss and waste, water resource management and environmental degradation.

The competition tracks are

  • Access to Markets & Services
  • Access to Finance
  • Resource Management

The Challenge is organized in three phases:

Phase I: Call for Innovation

Crowdsourcing innovative and tailored ICT solutions which address issues related to:

(i) access to services and markets;
(ii) access to finance;
(iii) resource management.

Phase II: Coaching and Mentorship

To prepare the shortlisted candidates through a guided mentorship and coaching program, with the aim of making their ideas commercially viable.

Phase III: Selection and Awards

Provide the contestants with an avenue for networking and recognition, and support their concept and prototype development.


  • Competition Launch: May 9, 2018
  • 1st Phase Shortlisting Announcement: By the 15th of July
  • Training Program (for shortlisted candidates): During July and August
  • 2nd Phase Shortlisting Announcement: By the 1st of September
  • Idea Pitching and Award Ceremony: By 15th of September
Stay tuned for more details on exact dates and venues.


The rewards will be tailored to the needs of the winning solutions, and will include incubation, capacity building and training. Some of our partners will be offering seed funds of up to 90,000 EGP per solution!

Eligibility Criteria

• Applicants should form teams (a minimum of 2 members). Individual submissions will not be accepted.

• The team has the required technical capabilities and willingness to work on their idea until it reaches the implementation stage.

• The solution uses mobile, broadband, digital and/or information technology, to strengthen agricultural markets in Egypt.

• The solution focuses on at least one of the three tracks identified by this challenge and is tailored and applicable to the Egyptian context.

You will stand a better chance at winning, if your solution is:

Innovative Achievable Clear Focused Scalable Sustainable

Make the difference!

Improve Egypt’s Agricultural Markets