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Training in the institute, in good coordination, of (1) Lecturing (2) Discussion, (3) Study visit and (4) Report-making;

  1. In an effort to place much value on practical aspects than theory, we invite officials and staff on active service in the JA group as lecturers. Lecturing is using audiovisual aids, such as video, OHP and multi-media projector, etc. for better understanding of what is given in lectures.
  2. Discussion is to take up its topics as the subject matter of the lectures. Lecturers will attend such discussion as advisors.
  3. Study visit is conducted to the effect that the lectures and discussion can be better understood through subject-related organizations and their activities.
  4. Participants are to make an action plan as part of the final report based on the knowledge gained from the training, which is expected to be implemented after their return to home country.


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Main Training Courses

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1. ICA/Japan Training Course on “Fostering Core Leaders of Agricultural Cooperatives”

Joint training course with ICA (International Cooperative Alliance). It is held twice a year. For each course, 14 participants mainly from the LDCs of Mekong River countries and the South Asian Countries are attending the course. The objective of the course is to assist fostering of the core leaders who are expected to play the leading roles in agricultural Cooperatives and farmers' groups. One month training program in India is held prior to the training in Japan. The participants learn the ways of business analysis and management from the broad view point.

2. Training Course on “Strengthening Management and Business Activities of Agricultural Cooperatives”

JICA-sponsored training course for mainly government administrators who are in charge of fostering agricultural cooperatives, from Asia, Africa, South America and East Europe. It covers organizational and business aspects of JA in general. At the end of training course, the participants are requested to make an action plan to enhance farm households' economy and improve regional agricultural bases.

3. ICA/Japan Training Course on “Revitalization of Local Community by Rural Women”

Joint training course with ICA. The main objective is to assist fostering women coordinators who play important roles to activate women in agricultural sector and rural community, which will contribute to income generation and poverty reduction in the LDCs of Mekong River Countries and the South Asian countries. 14 participants are invited from those countries. Before commencing training course in Japan, the third country study visit program is implemented at one of the ICA member countries for a week. During the course, the participants analyze rural women's business activities from the various points of view to make an action plan.

4. ICA/Japan Training Course on “Quality and Safety Management of Farm Products”

Joint training course with ICA aiming at creation of the employment and enhancement of income for rural women by promoting women's entrepreneurship. 12 participants are selected from ICA member countries in Asian and the pacific region.

5. Training Course on “Planning of Agricultural Policy”

JICA-sponsored training course. It is for government administrators who are in charge of making agricultural policy or international cooperation affairs, from Asia, Africa, and South America. The main objective is to establish or improve institutional system in agriculture in their own countries after attending training course in Japan. The participants are requested to make an action plan for solving issues.

6. JTraining Course on “Implementation and Promotion of Agribusiness for African Countries”

JICA-sponsored training course. It is for government administrators and people working for farmers' organizations and private sectors in African countries. The main objective is to increase farmers' income and develop regional economy in order to enhance business capacity of farmers' organization or local small and medium-sized enterprises. The participants are requested to make an action plan to start agribusiness at their own organization or in the target area after going back to their own countries.
 

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In addition to more than 10 group courses being held in a year, we implement short-term, individual courses for participants from agricultural cooperative organizations or government mainly in Asian countries on request basis.

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Concerning the way to apply for the training courses, direct application to our Institute is not accepted. Please try to contact your government agency concerned, apex organization of cooperatives, etc. for more information.