Nairobi, KENYA: Council of governors and the ministry of Agriculture have partnered to push for the increment of government’s budget in the ministry of Agriculture for the realization of the government’s big four agenda.
In a media briefing after the consultative meeting in Nairobi, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and the council of governors Chair on Agriculture committee Patrick Khaemba said that the increment of budget allocation to the Agricultural sector will propel the production of food and meet the threshold set on food security in the country.
Appearing before parliamentary committee on Agriculture early this month Kiunjuri said that the government has not yet met a threshold set by the Maputo declaration requiring governments in the continent to allocate 10 percent of their resources to the the Agriculture sector.
Kiunjuri said that the partnership will also see all operations in the agricultural sector digitalised to enhance efficiency.
“We will work together on agriculture and data management for the realisation of the 4 big agenda,” Kiunjuri said.
The CS pointed that the partnership will also set up points where government subsidies will be stored for easier distribution to farmers in the grassroots.
The partnership which will kick start early next month will also capture the disease control component in the ministry of Agriculture.