FG urged to commit more money into Agriculture, encourage Youths

We do not even meet up to the CAADP requirement of 10% so the request for more investment is really needed

Kalu Samuel's Blog

Abuja, Aug. 12, 2013 (NAN) The Federal Government has been urged to commit 23 per cent of its annual budget for 10 years to agriculture in order to make serious impact in the sector.

The Programme Coordinator of Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication (CISCOPE), MrPeter Egwudah, made the call in Abuja on Monday at a news conference to mark the International Youth Day 3013.

He said in order to meet the targets of the Vision 20:2020, agriculture needed to grow at an annual rate of 10 per cent.
“It will make the economy to grow at eight per cent rate necessary to become one of the 20 largest economies by 2020”, he said.

Egwudah contended that the country’s budgetary allocation to agriculture was not enough, adding that it had to do more to meet global target.

He urged government to invest massively in agriculture, in accordance with the 2003…

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