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13% increase in the agricultural budget in Benin for 2022

Hausse de 13% du budget de l'agriculture au Bénin pour 2022
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Nov 26, 2021
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Benin wants to gain strength in agriculture. It is currently holding its first International Agricultural and Agrifood Markets Fair (Simaa) which has as its theme "Beninese Agriculture in the era of territorialization: the major challenges and stakes of modernization". A show that takes place in two stages and in two cities successively, until November 28 in Cotonou and from December 2 to 5 in Parakou.
Second, even more revealing element, the draft budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries presented last Thursday by Minister Gaston Cossi Dossouhoui before the Budget Committee of the National Assembly. It is up 13.12% compared to 2021 at FCFA 87,895,921,000 (€ 133.2 million). Of the total, 63% of the budget is allocated to capital expenditure and 37% to recurrent expenditure. The minister mentioned seven priorities and nine new programs. Among the priorities, we note the promotion of a new type of breeding, the enhancement of hydro-agricultural development and irrigation, the implementation of the National Program for the Development of Agricultural Mechanization (PNDMA) and the operationalization of the Company. National Agricultural Mechanization National (SoNaMA) which replaces ANaMA. For the ministry, it is also a question of building market infrastructures and developing logistics services (fruit quay, refrigeration room, etc.) as well as clusters. Of ...
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