EU-funded MED-QUAD in Palestine participated at AgroTech workshop
August 29, 2023
The Smart and Water Use Application (SWUAP) Living Lab team from the Palestine Polytechnic University actively participated in a significant workshop hosted by the AgroTech Erasmus Plus project, aligned with the MED-QUAD project. The event, which took place at the Palestine Polytechnic University’s Wadi-Alhariah Campus in Hebron, aimed to further the objectives of the Erasmus project and promote collaborative efforts for mutual benefits. During the workshop, the SWUAP Lab team showcased their commitment to the MED-QUAD project and its overarching goals.
The workshop, an essential element of MED-QUAD project’s activity “Commitment of institutional and national authorities,” was organized on August 20th, 2023. The event saw the participation from key stakeholders, including Palestine Polytechnic University, the Ministry of Agriculture, farms owners in the Hebron District, and agriculture business owners.
The workshop organizers introduced attendees to the AgroTech Erasmus Plus project’s scope and objectives. The main goal of the project is to establish a network of 5 agro-technological centres in 5 Universities in Jordan and Palestine and develop practical and innovative Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. The curricula will be developed and the students will be acquainted with the new developments requiring new skills, not addressed in traditional curricula. The AgroTech centres will promote cooperation between companies and VET institutions as well as create links between all stakeholders of the agri-food value chain.
These centres will also assist in promoting smart tools for enriching data through Internet of Things (IoT) sensor networks for soil-crop monitoring, processing, marketing and quality control. The attendees had the chance to highlight the potential synergies and collaborative opportunities between the AgroTech Erasmus Plus project and MED-QUAD in the innovation sector, specifically for improving the quality of water.