ReGIONAL Network for THE developMeNt of

agrIcUltural Co-operatives IN ASIA AND PACIFIC (NEDAC)

NEDAC WORKPLAN/PROGRAMME FOR 2010-2011

1

Continuation of NEDAC Secretariat (2010-2011)

2

Sub-office in NCDC in New Delhi to collect data, useful information and success stories pertaining to agricultural cooperatives and circulation of the said materials.

3

Capacity building of Agriculture coops - Study tour/exchange visit of NEDAC members to China and Sri Lanka

4

Assessment of training needs and identification of training institutions for training/HRD of coop personnel.

5

NEDAC members shall submit Information on their prevailing policies relative to agricultural cooperatives.

NEDAC secretariat to compile the information for circulation to members.

6

To maintain a data bank on Brain Trust for consultancy and make these services available on TCDC-type basis. Technical Cooperation among Developed Cooperatives

7

To develop and maintain regular communication/collaboration with the concerned offices of FAO/ICA on important activities of mutual interest especially on food security, climate change and bio-energy.

8

Workshop on increased income generation activities and better livelihood through promotion of herbal medicine and honey by cooperatives.

(Nepal, India, Thailand, Bangladesh)

9

To engage experts/consultants/specialists for the furtherance of NEDAC activities.

10

To encourage research activities and generate research papers and to collaborate with ICA Research Committee.

11

To follow up with NCUI on the training of cooperative personnel in their training institutes.

12

Organize EXCOM in 2010 in India in consultation with Chairman, NEDAC

13

Organize next EXCOM and General Assembly in 2011 in the Philippines (tentatively in October 2011)

14

To follow up with NEDAC regular members to campaign for additional members from their countries.

15

Any activities for the furtherance of the NEDAC activities will be referred to the Chairperson for implementation.