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In this EI post on the Belgian Technical Cooperation's program in Mali for 2009-2012, we learned from a BTC geographical advisor that consultants will be needed for rural development and decentralization initiatives. About 10.5 million euros (US$13.5 million) has been earmarked for cattle breeding projects and 5.6 million euros (US$7.2 million) for fisheries. The decentralization intervention has an indicative budget of 18.5 million euros (US$23.8 million).
BTC will also continue to commit funding for ongoing interventions in Timbuktu and Samanko (south of Bamako). The agency has recently published a procurement notice for a wheat production project in Timbuktu.
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