Women’s empowerment is crucial for achieving sustainable development goals and food security. Digital tools can enable women to participate more effectively in agriculture, enhance their productivity, and improve their livelihoods.
However, the reach of digital technology among women in agriculture, particularly in developing countries is still limited, and the gender gap in mobile phone ownership is even wider in rural areas where women normally lack access to basic infrastructure and services.
Despite these challenges, several initiatives are underway to promote the use of digital technology among women farmers to bridge the digital divide.
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