Great news! All Data-missionaries are invited to participate in the Data4Food Hackathon on 11-13 September in The Hague. During this hackathon we will develop innovative solutions for food security. Ensuring that all people have access to sufficient, affordable, safe and nutritious food is a key challenge for our society. The United Nations estimates that global food production levels will need to increase 70 percent by 2050 to help feed 10 billion people.
The Data4Food Challenge is a hackathon that brings together bright minds that can drive the innovation that could change the way we feed the world in 5 to 10 years’ time. Making use of various types of data streams, such as soil statistics, Twitter messages, satellite imagery, or consumption pattern data from food companies, participants will develop opportunities and solutions for food security. The group will include policy professionals, agri-food entrepreneurs, data analysts, academia and NGO experts. Leiden University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organise the event and partnered up with Data Mission to bring in our network.
The programme starts on Friday 11 September at 09:00 AM with introductions by main stakeholders and partners who have defined frameworks and challenges for food security. Over the course of the weekend, multidisciplinary teams will work on building the solutions and prototypes for the Data4Food Challenge. The programme will be closed by team presentations to the jury after lunch on Sunday 13 September.
You can register and find more information on the programme on www.data4food.org. Once registered, you will receive an email with more detailed information. Please write on the registration form (in the motivation field) that you heard about the hackathon through Data Mission. We would love to know whom we can meet there. You can also contact us by email via firstname.lastname@example.org.