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Farmers urge East Africa Community member countries to increase funding for agriculture

Published on March 09, 2015

While agriculture remains the main economic activity of the East African Community (EAC) partner states, public spending on the sector still remains very low.

Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) has now called on member states’ treasuries to implement the 10 per cent budget allocation for agriculture, in line with the Maputo Declaration.

In EAC, agriculture constitutes a greater share of the combined GDP, but productivity in the sector has declined considerably in comparison with other regions,” said EAFF chief executive Steve Muchiri. He added that the contribution of agriculture to these economies was declining.Read more. Source | Daily Nation