‘Govt investment in agriculture biased’

The agricultural sector GDP is declining. A presentation at the APEC review seminar last week revealed that the value added to the total GDP is also proportionately smaller compared to the industry and service sectors.

Acting director for policy with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Ian Mesibere, said this decline was due to low productivity caused by low human and institutional capacity, poor infrastructure (especially transport), land tenure problems, poor market access and poor technical extension support services. Read more here

 Source: Post Courier – April 26, 2011

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