In the draft finance law 2018-2019, the budget envelope of the Ministry of Agriculture increased by 35% over the previous year to 11,7 billion gourdes, including 1.6 billion for its operation and 10.1 billion investments (pages 78 to 80 of the 2018-2019 Budget Bill)
According to the Minister, in this fiscal year, the Ministry's interventions will touch on seven major strategic axes :
1 - Restructuring and institutional strengthening of the Ministry of Agriculture and sectoral governance;
2 - Flood control, recovery of surface water and improvement of vegetation cover;
3 - Construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and development of hydro-agricultural infrastructure;
4 - Innovation of the sector by integrating knowledge and practices of agricultural biotechnologies;
5 - Dynamisation and development of strategic sectors for food security and export;
6 - Access of agricultural products to markets and marketing;
7 - Financing: credit and agricultural insurance.
Minister Angrand gave a brief report on the Ministry's achievements during the past fiscal year. He pointed out that the budget allocated to the operation was spent at 96%. In addition, he said that the financing of the Public Investment Program (PIP) was carried out only by the Treasury and amounted to 837 million Gourdes.