The kick-off meeting for the AgroTec project took place at the University of Jordan (UJ) and The National University College of Technology (NUCT) on Sunday and Monday, February 19-20, 2023. This meeting marked the official start of the project and brought together key stakeholders, including government representatives, agricultural experts, educational professionals, and technology partners. The participant discussed the significance of digitalization in the agricultural sector and highlighted the potential impact of the project on transforming farming practices in Jordan and Palestine.

The purpose of the kick-off meeting was to set the stage for the AgroTec project, outlining its objectives, strategies, and implementation plans. The AgroTec Project partners discussed various aspects of the AgroTec project, including the establishment of training centres, the integration of cutting-edge technologies, the development of curriculum and training programs, capacity building and staff training, and the collaboration and task division between different partners.
The kick-off meeting provided an opportunity for all the patners to share their insights, exchange ideas, and align their efforts towards the successful implementation of the AgroTec project. It laid the foundation for collaboration, cooperation, and collective action, fostering a sense of shared responsibility in revolutionizing the agricultural sector.
With the kick-off meeting as a starting point, the AgroTec project is now set to embark on its next steps towards making significant strides in leveraging technology to empower trainers and farmers, improve agricultural practices, and strengthen food security in Jordan and Palestine. Looking ahead, three crucial aspects that will be prioritized are establishing the training centres (as hubs for knowledge and skill development), curriculum development (encompassing topics such as ICT in Agriculture, Precision Farming, Data Analytics, Agrarian Marketing, and Water Energy Food Nexus) and staff training (will be a key component to ensure that the AgroTec project operates smoothly and efficiently).