IDACA NEWS

NO.93

April 1, 2011

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REPORTS ON TRAINING COURSES / SEMINARS

Training Course on Thai Community Leader Development


At A-Coop store "Cook Garden" in JA Kinan

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Based on the “Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement,” the JA Group has conducted a three-year project in Thailand starting in FY2007 regarding personnel contributions. As a part of that project, IDACA, commissioned by JICA, conducted a training course titled “Development of Community Leader s for Improving and Vitalizing Rural Communities and the Livelihood of Farmers in Thailand” at IDACA. This fiscal year, the Government of Thailand requested through JICA that a training course be carried out as a follow-up and wrap up to that project. The training course was held from August 23 through September 16, 2010, on the theme of fostering community leaders and the improvement of livelihoods, with the participation of 16 people in total, including eight government officers and eight officials of agricultural cooperatives.

In study visits, the participants visited and observed JA Wakayama Prefectural Union, JA Kinan, Akitsuno Garten, the Persimmon and Peach Laboratory of the Wakayama Fruit Tree Experiment Station, JA Wakayama Education Center, etc. in Wakayama Prefecture. In addition, the participants had a chance to exchange their views with the members of the JA Kinan Women’s Association.

The participants were very impressed with the warm reception given by JA officials and the feelings that the people of the local communities had toward cherishing the natural environment of the sea and mountains.

Learning How to Turn Crisis into Opportunity and Success

I had the chance to travel to Japan for the first time from August 23 to September 9, 2010. I have learned valuable lessons from IDACA, which performed the services with a heart and a smile. The case studies that are based on facts were used as the best practices, particularly how to turn crisis into opportunity and become successful. I’ve transferred the knowledge and experience for training cooperative programs, focusing on the cooperative leaders in Thailand, at any opportunity.

Everyone wishes to have a good quality of life. Birth, aging, pain, death: none are avoidable; the important thing is how to find happiness through them all. The social program “Healthy for 100 longevity” is a project that I am very impressed with. You can find all the answers in Japanese society. I’d like to thank the institute of JICA, IDACA, particularly the Japanese people whose taxes paid for this training course.