IDACA NEWS

NO.107

Oct. 31, 2016

INTRODUCTION OF NEW TRAINING PROJECT

REPORTS ON TRAINING COURSES

  1. FY2015 ICA/Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Cooperatives
    Message from a Former Participant
  2. FY2016 JICA Training Course on “Development of Agricultural Cooperatives and Improvement of Management Capacity (A)”
    An Opportunity for Exchanges to Reach Out to Others

REPORTS ON PROJECT OTHER THAN TRAINING COURSES

OVERSEAS BUISINESS TRIP REPORTS

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REPORTS ON TRAINING COURSES

(1) FY2015 ICA/Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Cooperatives

The ICA/Japan Training Course on Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Cooperatives used to be held twice a year, but the training course for the current fiscal year was combined into one, with participation by a total of 16 people from six Asian countries where strengthening of the organization of agricultural cooperatives has been sought. This training course, which is aimed at developing lead-ers responsible for revitalizing agricultural cooper-atives and farmers’ groups, was conducted from March 14 through April 9.

During this period, the participants were blessed with the opportunity to visit many organizations and facilities such as JA Utsunomiya, JA Group Kanagawa Education Center, ZEN-NOH Agricultural Research and Development Center, and JA ZENCHU. In addition, during field study visits conduct-ed in Mie Prefecture, the participants visited JA Mie Pref. Union, JA ZEN-NOH Mie, JA Ise and JA Igahokubu. From the characteris-tics of farming in Mie Prefecture, the partici-pants were able to deepen their understand-ing of a wide range of topics such as the role of agricultural cooperatives, various ways of selling agricultural products such as through direct sales shops and in-shop sales, and creation of added value to local products.

Mr. Balu G. Iyer, Regional Director of ICA Asia and Pacific, attended the closing ceremony, and certificates were awarded to each participant. At the beginning of the training course, JA ZENCHU President Okuno gave a special lecture on the tran-sitions in agriculture and development of agricul-tural cooperatives in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, and the participants were all impressed.

 

Message from a Former Participant


Mr. Ugyen Tshering
Marketing Assistant,
Regional Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives Office,
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Bhutan.

This is a good opportunity for me to express my deep feelings on this special occasion on the farewell night. It’s time for departure, but I hope that there will be another opportunity to come back again and be among the most educated and important persons like you all.

Beside the knowledge gained from IDACA, I have also obtained many ideas as to how to work with the community, sit among the farmers and share what I know and take good feedbacks for my personal improvement.

As I learned during my one month stay in Japan, I can observe many changes in myself and could now say that I have gained enough to disseminate information to the community and uplift the living standards of rural people, if not in a big way, but to some extent.

Sincerely speaking, the content of the training was good, the top of which was that the knowledgeable lecturers and professors are the main engine of the organization. I have seen all the good qualities in all the people of Japan.

We wish you a great achievement hereafter and hope that you will start to teach all minds of people, irrespective of their knowledge levels.

Thank you heartily for the good hospitality shown to us, and we assure never to forget it, but rather assuring to replicate the good ways in our county.