The Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology at Palestine Technical University Kadoorie, organized a workshop entitled “Precision Agriculture in Palestine” as part of the Erasmus project: boosting innovation on education and research of Precision Agriculture in Palestine
In the presence of the Dean of Agriculture Science and Technology, Dr. Wafaa Masoud, and with member of project committee with the aim of shedding light and identifying the applications of precision agriculture in Palestine
The workshop was opened by head of the Department of Environment and Sustainable Agriculture, Dr. Yahya Istatiay, in the presence of a delegation
from the European and Palestinian universities partnering in the project, staff and students of the Faculty of Agriculture at the university who moderated the workshop, provided an overview of the project’s objectives and importance, noting that this workshop was organized and arranged in order to promote innovation in education and scientific research in precision agriculture, and to spread awareness of all that is new in this field, explaining that the project is funded by the European Union, five local universities and four European universities participate in it.
For his part, the project member at the university, Dr. Mahmoud rahil mentions that the project aims to promote modern innovations in the field of precision or smart agriculture. The project, which comes within this workshop, focuses on the academic aspect by offering specialized courses in this subject, in addition to the research aspect by building research partnerships with different disciplines, in addition to partnerships with local and international universities
The application of precision agriculture lead to higher crop productivity with reduction in overall costs through decreased consumption of fertilizers, pesticides, and water that will reflect on a lower food prices and increase the productivity of poultry broiler closed farm
While Dr. Roman Daniel from the Institute of Technology and Management in the Czech Republic gave a presentation on database software and its optimal use in the fields of agriculture
Finally this work shop recommended using a new and advanced solution that use the most recent sophisticated technologies to better enhance the agriculture industry by using Artificial Intelligence, sensors, devices, and machines.