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March 25th, 2016 / New Times, Rwanda

thumb.aspxWhen African leaders pledged to support agriculture by allocating over 10 per cent of their budget to the sector under the Maputo Declaration over 10 years ago, Rwanda was the first country to endorse the initiative. Though governments across the continent committed to increasing agro-funding to at least 5 per cent of their national budgets under the Maputo Declaration, many are still reluctant to do so. This move is part of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) aimed at raising support to the sector. Read more