East Africa: Give Agriculture 10% of National Budgets

16 Oct 2018

Small scale farmers are demanding East African Community States to make a legal requirement to allocate and disburse 10 percent of national budgets to agricultural sector as required by the Malabo Declaration.

The Malabo Biennial Report 2017 released in January 2018 indicates that only Rwanda had the highest score in the continent of 6.1 against 10 points, while Kenya had 4.8, Burundi 4.7, Uganda 4.4, Tanzania 3.1 and South Sudan did not submit.

In a meeting held in Nairobi, small scale farmers cried foul on National agricultural budget allocations.