Further funding for African agricultural technology

Kenya on Monday called on African, Caribbean and Pacific States ( ACP ) member countries to put more funds on agricultural and technology development to help make it marketable. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Romano Kiome told delegates attending a Eastern and Southern Africa agricultural meeting in Nairobi that they must put emphasis on inputs, markets, credit and institutions if agriculture is to become profitable in the continent. Nevertheless, regional bodies like Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) are needed to lead the region in coming up with a policy on how countries can resort to growing one variety of crop to sustain the economy rather than concentrate in all that do not bring income to the countries. Read more here.
Peter Mutai and David Musyoka, Xinhua

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