An-Najah Participates in BENEFIT Project's Second Training Workshop
An-Najah National University, represented by the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, participated in the second training workshop of BENEFIT Project " Boosting Innovation in Education and Research of Precision Agriculture in Palestine", which is funded with support from the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus Program.
The training was held virtually at Al-Quds Open University - College of Graduate Studies in Ramallah. It lasted for 4 days, with the participation of the Palestinian partner universities in the West Bank, and the European partner universities and the University College of Applied Sciences in Gaza.
Participants learned how to use digital technologies in agriculture (GPS guidance, control system, sensors, variable rate technology, automated hardware, telematics, and software).
The project aims at involving Palestinian HEI's in Research Movement related to Precision Agriculture in Europe, encouraging both Palestinian researchers and academics to interests related to the concept, domains, tools and digital technology of the Precision Agriculture, defining a qualitative profile and a state of the art curriculum in Precision Agriculture and elaborating reliable and valid assessment standards, and involving Palestinian farmers into the precision agriculture processes, enriching them not only with critical-reflective but also with creative skills .
This project is implemented in partnership with Palestinian and European universities: An-Najah National University, Al-Quds Open University, Palestine Technical Khadouri University, Hebron University, University College of Applied Sciences, Al-Istiqlal University, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, University of Patras, University of Ruse, and the Institute of Technology and Business in Czech Republic.