The Next Frontier: Will this year’s budget cure shortfall?

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Since independence successive governments have insisted that agriculture is the back-bone of the Kenyan economy. But the budgetary allocation has consistently fallen short of a mockery to the sector, that sees 75 percent of Kenyans derive all or part of their livelihoods from, and accounting for 18 percent of the gross domestic product. Currently Kenya is desperately in need of food for the close to 2.1 million Kenya’s facing starvation, and with the cabinet secretary for finance expected to table the countries 2017/18 budget next week in parliament. Players in the agriculture sector are waiting to see what the government has in store for them.

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