AGRI-THON is a challenging platform for both young enthusiasts and professionals to solve the most challenging issues in the agriculture sector. Basically, a hackathon for Agritech. This competition will be a significant opportunity for the participants to utilize their creative and innovative problem-solving skill for the timely issues in Agritech. It creates a network of wider range of participants including school students, undergraduates, youth technologists and industry professionals. The innovative Agritech solutions which would emerge through AGRI-THON will be directed to reach the next levels for the successful implementation process, consequently building a sustainable Agritech eco-system in Sri Lanka.
Due to the rapid growth of the population and consequently higher food requirement, farmers are using solutions like excess synthetic fertilizer and heavy machinery that affect the globe in an anti-environmental way. Agritech is the solution for this massive problem which uses sophisticated technologies such as robotics, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images and GPS technology that allow agriculture to be more environmental friendly and profitable. Hence, AGRI-THON will be a prominent platform for both young enthusiasts and professionals to present their innovative ideas to impact the world in a creative way.
Outcome of AGRI-THON
AGRI-THON builds a platform for innovative thinkers to present their practical and innovative solutions for the timely issues in Agritech. It also creates a wider network including school students, undergraduates, youth technologists and industry professionals in Agritech transformation. Additionally, hands-on experience will be provided to participants through real-world exposure which they would use to resolve practical issues in Agritech.