African leaders told to increase food production

African leaders under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been urged to increase investments in agriculture to boost food production. The call was made again by Dr Chris Muyunda, the executive director of the Alliance for Commodity Trade for Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) at the Africa Agricultural Markets Programme policy seminar held in Kigali. Despite the Maputo Declaration, only eight out of the 53 countries have met the target to increase investment in agriculture to 10% of their national budget. This is a serious impediment to the continent’s aim to boost economic development. Read more here.
Prossy Nandudu

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