The AFD together with the Godan Secretariat kicked off a 3 days Hackathon, exploring the question of how geospatial data can contribute to spatial planning for sustainable and responsible agriculture in Africa.

Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Conference (AGDIC), was held in Accra, Ghana, from 22-24 October, 2019. The event brought together various stakeholders as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to geospatial and open data, ICTs and Internet across the African continent.

The event was a great success. Over 50 participants joined us from diverse part of the continent to submit high quality prototypes that can improve the process of land zonning or mapping using open data.

After much deliberation, our judges finally have the results, and we are thrilled to announce here the winners :

  • AI for Resilient Agriculture by the OSM team: how the Open Street Map Community can contribute and support the collect of data on soil composition and geolocate the samples using an mobile app.

  • Estimate potential areas for agriculture by the GeoRS team: using certain GIS data and remote-sensing technology to fuel a model that shows on a map suitable land for agriculture.

  • Evaluate how forest loss and carbone emissions in Southern Cameroon have an impact on agriculture production by Traza Team.

Each team wins some mentoring sessions with experts Camille Pinet and Julien Chupin to pursue the development of the prototype presented during the hackathon.