AGRICULTURE sector in the country grown by 5.3 percent in 2018 compared to 4.8 percent of 2016.
The Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Philip Mpango said the growth has assured the total economic growth.
The Minister revealed this today (Thursday) as he was presenting the 2019/20 National Development Plan in the Parliament.
“The growth of agriculture sector means food security, which is the strong pillar in the country’s economic growth,” he said.
He said food price inflation remained at 2.7 percent in April, 2019 compared to 7.3 corresponding Period of the previous year.
He added that the price stability is attributed to the growth of agriculture sector in the country.