Horticulture shows growth

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The acting Minister of Agriculture Patrick Ralotsia says horticulture has shown a steady growth over the years through the support of relevant programmes, which provide subsidised farm inputs and appropriate extension support.

Presenting his Ministry’s budget, he said that the Ministry’s recurrent budget proposal for the financial year 2015/2016 is P1,066,180,430, which represents an increase of P58,015,940 over the approved current year’s budget of P1,008,164,490.

However, Ralotsia said that the main challenge to horticultural production is poor marketing.

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