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Why targeted support in agric sector will spur exports growth

Published on April 11, 2017

There is currently a drive to diversify agriculture exports, and National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) is already promoting horticulture, including flower farming and growing of fruits, to achieve this objective.

This initiative mainly seeks to increase non-traditional cash crop exports. Besides, the slow pace of growth for traditional agro-exports has raised concern among sector players who are calling for new interventions.

They say new mechanisms will help propel growth toward the second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II) targeted growth 28 per cent per annum by 2018. Read more. Source | New Times