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How to bridge the tech gap for farmers

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Farmers have been facing numerous challenges over the years. Some of these include climate change, the introduction of new crop species, and the emergence of pests and diseases. 

Luckily, these challenges also paved the way for technology to aid farmers in their jobs. But these innovations aren’t always accessible to them due to the price and user interface, bringing forth a tech gap.

One of the solutions to help bridge the technology gap among farmers is to make these innovations simpler for farmers. Not every farmer can fully grasp the potential of these advancements. Developing user-friendly interfaces that are easier to understand can help farmers comprehend the proper use of these technologies. 

Affordability is also another concern in the technology gap among farmers. A solution to this can come from the government. They can start by creating incentives for farmers who want to adopt new advancements in agriculture without creating unnecessary barriers. 

Investing in agricultural technology may also encourage them to adapt to these innovations. 

There is an ongoing technology gap among farmers but with the help of the government and private individuals, the farmers can have a better chance of equipping themselves to combat the challenges that may arise. 

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