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Experts urge African nations to increase science funding

Published on April 25, 2017

African countries should allocate more funds to agricultural science, research and technology for the continent to bridge crop production gap and ensure food security, agriculture experts have said.

The experts expressed concern that most African countries have not met the targets of the 2003 Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)’s Maputo declaration, requiring African countries to allocate at least 10 per cent of their national budget to agriculture. Read more. Source | New Times