22-04-2014 01:39 AM | Kenya

Underfunding agriculture poses wider food security risk

Inadequate allocations by some county governments to agriculture poses food security risk to the country, a top researcher has warned. Most counties allocated low revenue to agriculture — ranging from zero to 24 per cent, despite some allocating a considerable proportion of their expenditure to development.

“This puts at risk on ongoing programmes in the sector and may slow down the growth momentum experienced in the segment,” said Dr Timothy Njagi, a research fellow at Egerton University’s Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development.
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