The Role of Technology in Rural Development in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
Keywords:Technology and Rural Asia, Technology Opportunities in Rural Asia, Technology Challenges in Rural Asia, Technology and Rural Growth, Enhanced Rural Economy through Technology
Rural areas in Asia are increasing their use of technology for agricultural practices, which can be seen as a trend in recent years. As the rural sector in Asia continues to develop rapidly, there are still many challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed even with the rapid development. In this paper, the author has attempted to understand flow and management of technology's role in rural development in Asia, as well as opportunities and challenges associated with its application. It is possible to reduce the disparity between rural and urban areas through technology intervention. Using technology to enhance rural education initiatives, utilizing economic incentives, and developing appropriate and new technologies are all part of this process. The purpose of this is to ensure a stable supply of nutritionally adequate food for vulnerable groups, access to those supplies, and production for the market, as well as employment and income generation to reduce poverty; and the protection of natural resources and the environment. There is no doubt that a number of global shifts are likely to have a profound impact on rural regions over the next few years and shape how they can succeed in a complex, dynamic, and challenging environment in the years that follow. The progress of technology in rural regions can mitigate some of the challenges caused by the structural changes that the pandemic has caused in those regions. There are a number of challenges faced by the rural sector in Asia, including demographic changes, shrinking local economies, a shortage of skilled labour and a shortage of entrepreneurs.
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