With less than two months to the reading of the national budget, Ugandan farmers under their umbrella group, Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF- Uganda), want government to increase the budget allocation to the agricultural sector.
ESAFF members believe the government should increase budget allocation to the agricultural sector beyond the current three per cent, to five per cent in the 2016/17 national budget.
According to Daniel Lukwago, a consultant for the farmers, although the national approved budget allocation for the ministry of agriculture and its agencies has increased to Shs 480bn this financial year, from Shs 365.6bn in 2010/11, the amount is still small. Read more. Source | The Observer