Deadline extended for postharvest innovation award Feb 24, 2017 The organizers of the inaugural All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovations Challenge extended the deadline for entries to today (24 February) to give researchers and innovators more time to participate. The challenge is part of the All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition which being hosted from the 28 to 31 March 2017 by the University of Nairobi in partnership with a consortium of Kenyan universities, Research and Development Organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in conjunction and the World Food Preservation Center. The challenge will be judged by a panel of judges from across Africa; the top 20 postharvest technologies and innovations will be profiled during the Congress and on its online platforms. The top 10 innovators will receive a shared cash award amounting to $35,000 and get a chance to showcase their ideas to leading investors attending the Congress. The overall goal is to identify technologies and innovations that can address the challenges faced by farmers and other value chain actors in postharvest management across a range of food value chains. The postharvest conference will be held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. Read more about the awards or submit an entry here.