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BSIC Decentralized Impact Incubator Hackathon :: Agriculture

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Challenge Overview

The Decentralized Impact Incubator is a 6-week program to ideate and prototype blockchain-based solutions to global social and environmental challenges. During the period, participants from around the will gather to form teams, design business models, draft proposals and code. Teams need to pass through weekly checkpoints and are guided by mentors throughout the process. Winning projects will receive grants to support continued development.

Before you Begin

If you have not already, please register for the overall challenge to get all of the rules, and follow the Incubator-wide communications in the forum there.

https://www.topcoder.com/challenges/30063672/?type=develop&noncache=true

About this Use Case

Poor agricultural practices are damaging the Earth's land and environment. Overgrazing and overdrafting lead to soil erosion. Slash and burn farming devastates our forests. Pollutants and harmful chemicals get recycled into aquatic ecosystems, endangering various species that rely on delicate natural habitats. Blockchain technology represents to increase the sustainability of agricultural practices through a plethora of ways. Securing the supply chain, reducing waste, and incentivizing better habits are just a few of the possibilities!

Suggested Readings:

How Blockchain is Strengthening Tuna Traceability to Combat Illegal Fishing
https://theconversation.com/how-blockchain-is-strengthening-tuna-traceability-to-combat-illegal-fishing-89965

Growing the Garden: How to Use Blockchain in Agriculture
https://cointelegraph.com/news/growing-the-garden-how-to-use-blockchain-in-agriculture

How Adoption Of Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Agriculture
https://inc42.com/resources/blockchain-technology-agriculture/

African Startups Bet on Blockchain to Tackle Land Fraud
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-landrights-blockchain/african-startups-bet-on-blockchain-to-tackle-land-fraud-idUSKCN1G00YK

Land rights and conflict in Africa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/15/land-rights-and-conflict-in-africa/?utm_term=.e5f484734eb1

Judging & Scoring

This challenge will be scored by Judges outside this platform, not Topcoder reviewers. The scorecard attached to this challenge will be used as a proxy for the cumultative review of those judges.
Please view the scoring rubric here: https://airtable.com/shryJsiCL6nc2hieb 



Final Submission Guidelines

For Checkpoint Submissions
When your team is formed, you will be provided with a private forum with your mentor on the use case challenge like this one. You will be expected to upload your checkpoint information to the forum for your mentor to see and comment on.

For Final Submissions
You are expected to upload a .zip containing all necessary assets for your submission.

Your zip should contain:
  1. All documentation of your project meeting the scoring rubric
  2. A README.md in the root file describing your project layout
  3. For your video demo, please upload your video to Youtube, mark it as unlisted, and put the URL in your README.md
NOTE: If you are expecting a large filesize upload for some reason (larger than 1GB) please let us know before the submission deadline.

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