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Specialists say food security is a loser in 2019/20 budget - 1 months ago, 18 June 16:26

Julie Owino

The 2o19/20 Budget proposals presented by Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich saw a marginal increase of 14% in the government’s allocation to agriculture which translates to Sh6.4 billion.

“Kenya’s fiscal policies on agriculture put emphasis on national export strategy than national food sovereignty. There is less focus on smallholder farmers who are most affected by food poverty,’’ Owino said.

In recent years, the country ability to produce cash crops such as coffee, sugar, and cotton has declined hence the need to address food security in Kenya.


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