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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“For Better Understanding of Concept of Food Value Chain (FVC) – What is Food Value Chain?”
Conducted under the Project for Strengthening Capacity Building in Agriculture

Aimed at sharing proper recognition of the concept of food value chain building and enabling producers of agricultural products, distributors, retailers, and consumers to further enjoy the added value of the agricultural products, this seminar was held at a hotel in Tokyo on March 1 through March 5, 2016 with participation by 19 people from 10 ASEAN member countries. IDACA worked on the preparations and operations as an implementing agency for this seminar.

Professor Keishiro Itagaki of Tokyo University of Agriculture introduced the global food value chain concept in a keynote speech, after which the participants gave reports on the situation in their countries.

At the seminar, confirmation was made of such matters as follows: (1) The importance of contract farming and production activities by farmer groups; (2) To take approaches in which smallscale farmers can participate in the food value chain; and (3) To strengthen cooperative relations between ASEAN member countries and their partners.

On March 3 and March 4, the participants visited WAGOEN, an agricultural corporation in Chiba Prefecture, to observe freeze processing of vegetables, JA ZEN-NOH Fresh Produce Marketing Corporation, agricultural product direct sales shop at Roadside Station Hachioji Takiyama, and Hachioji Rice Milling Plant, ZEN-NOH Pearl Rice Corporation.