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Civil society demands better budget allocation for agriculture

Published on May 26, 2016

Development partners in civil society organisations in Uganda want increased budget allocations especially for the agricultural sector with specifics on agricultural extension service financing.

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) says it is important for government to allocate enough funds for agricultural extension services, a key component used to assist farmers in expanding their ability to adopt and implement new methods using new technology.

Mr Patrick Katabazi, a CSBAG budget analyst, said improved farming technologies such as high yield crop varieties, chemical fertilisers, and irrigation techniques are critical to raising yields though farmers in Uganda have been much slower in adopting new methods due to lack of information regarding how to apply them. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor