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Strengthening Extractive Activities Acre
The overall objective of this technical cooperation is to assist the State Government of Acre in the preparation of a workplan for the extractive activities component of the Sustainable Development Program of Acre (BR-0313). The strengthening of the extractive sector (i.e. of the production of rubber, nuts, copaiba oil, medicinal plants, etc.) is a critical component of the development strategy of the government of the State of Acre, which aims to achieve economic growth without further deforestation nor urbanization.

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August 16, 2000

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Technical Cooperation





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Total Cost

USD 130,000.00

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USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 130,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/FC-7104-BR Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar French Technical Cooperation Fund for Co Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/FC-7104-BR
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
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  • Fund: French Technical Cooperation Fund for Co
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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