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May31, 2010

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NEWS INDEX
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 REPORTS ON TRAINING COURSES
Malaysian Delegation Learning about JA’s Marketing Business

 Commissioned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), IDACA conducted the Training Project for “Capacity Building for Co-operative Marketing” for Malaysians between December 3 and December 23, 2009.
 This training project was conducted at the request of Malaysia for the purpose of capacity building for marketing agricultural products.
 Participating in the training project were 10 people (seven men and three women), including government administrators and senior executives of cooperatives.
 The training course was conducted with lectures at IDACA kept at a basic level, covering such topics as the JA’s organization, farm guidance activities, agricultural products marketing business, and efforts in providing safe and secure supply of agricultural products, and with emphasis placed on field studies.
 The field study visits were held in Shizuoka Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, and other places. In Shizuoka Prefecture, participants visited JA Mikkabi and received training concerning the reality of the marketing business for oranges, etc., including orange sorting/grading facilities and agricultural products direct sales shop. They also inspected a fruit and vegetable wholesale market in Hamamatsu City and a JA-affiliated agricultural products processing company. In addition, since Shizuoka Prefecture is a major tea-producing region, the participants toured a prefectural experiment station where research and development activities are conducted with regard to tea varieties and new tea products, as well as a museum that has a tea products sales facilityattached to it.
 In Kanagawa Prefecture and other places,the participants conducted field visits of JA Hadano’s agricultural products direct sales facilities, JA ZEN-NOH Fresh Produce Marketing Corporation, a “Roadside Station” that has an agricultural products sales facility attached to it, and JA ZEN-NOH Agricultural R &D Center.

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATION IN ASIA