The agricultural sector is erxpected to get 280 billion shillings in the new financial year budget representing a 5 percent increase from the previous budget.
However, members of parliament insist that the 5 percent increament is not enough to finance the sector.
Members of parliament John Odit, Alice Alaso and Matthias Nsubuga claim that the funding is far below what government agreed on with other African leaders in Maputo Mozambique.
President Museveni and other African leaders met in Maputo in 2005, and agreed to increase their funding to the agricultural sector by ten percent to boost production.
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The Mps claims that Uganda's agricultural sector is likely to lag behind other, African countries if the new year budget allocation does not reflect the terms in the Maputo protocal.
Uganda National Farmers' Federation President, Frank Tumwebaze concurs there is need to increase funding to agriculture.
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They hoped the funding would help to boost agriculture production.