2nd Conference of Farm Women Leaders of Agricultural Co-operatives (1997)

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January, 1998
(Source: Asia-Pacific Co-op News, Vol.4, No.4, Oct.-Dec.,1998, p.2)

2nd Conference of Farm Women Leaders of Agricultural Co-ops
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The second conference of farm women leaders of agricultural
co-operatives was organised in Tokyo during the period November
4-9, 1997. The conference, organised jointly by the ICA, JA-Zenchu,
IDACA and the AARRO (Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction Organisation),
was attended by 43 participants representing governments and co-operatives
in Asian and African countries. The main objectives of the conference were:

	review of current situation of farm women in agricultural sector; 
	identification of problem areas;
	suggesting ways and means to develop leadership among farm
	women through education and training; 
	possibilities of securing support of agricultural co-operatives; and
	identifying the role of national and international organisations in
	further promoting the interests of such a group to enhance their
	bargaining power.

The participants were able to visit some of the agricultural co-operatives
and women's associations in and around Tokyo.

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Important Request to our Readers and Member Organisations
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We request the readers and our member organisations to write to us
on the impact of ICA activities in the region on their co-operative
development efforts.

We propose to include these feedbacks from our members in the
ICA Regional Annual Report for 1997.

Write-ups, as far as possible, with colour photographs, will be
appreciated.

-Editor
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