Saturday, December 17, 2011

Junagadh Agricultural University – Panch Divas no International Training Programme

The Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) has organized a five-day 'International Training Programme on Co-operative Management'.

In Junagadh city, 9 South African (SA) participants have been receiving training on cooperative management at here.

JAU vice-chancellor N C Patel said that, “this training programme is part of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between JAU and University of Venda, SA, signed on December, 2010.”

"This is first such international training programme being organized by the university in the state. During the next five years, various training programmes will be conducted on co-operative management. Participants from local municipality, University of Venda and officials of agriculture department from SA have come for training,''

Makhavhu NT, (local economy development) agriculture manager, Vhembe district municipality, South Africa,

"In SA, there is only 12 per cent co-operative is success, while in India most of the co-operatives are successful, especially from Gujarat. We would like to learn the secrets of the success of co-operatives for rural upliftment and benefit of farmers.''

"The participants will be taken to field visits to places like Majewadi village milk co-operative; Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Gondal, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, Anand, and AMUL Anand.''

Participants were also told about Krishi Mahotsav, which is being organized every year by state government.

"The officials are specifically interested about how to implement success model of co-operative in SA and bring the change in livelihood of people over there.''

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