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October 07, 2012

China to help Mali build agricultural research center

China has extended a U.S.$9 million loan to build an agricultural research station.

The center, which will be constructed on a 20-hectare piece of land in Koulikoro region, will be used for purposes of "experimentation, research and technical training as well as for the development of sustainable agriculture."

The center will mainly be used for the development of rice and maize farming.


Peoples' Daily 

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