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What is ICAO ?

International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO)

November 1998

The International Co-operative Agricultural Organisation (ICAO) is a specialized organisation of the International Co-operative Alliance founded in 1951. This organisation represents 43 agricultural co-operatives from over 36 countries. Agricultural co-operatives account for 36% of the total number of co-operative societies represented by ICA member organisations, and 18% of the total individual membership. These figures clearly indicate the significance of this specialized organisation, which aims:

* To exchange experience on specific activity fields by hosting international seminars;

* To promote the establishment of agricultural co-operatives in developing countries in order to increase food security;

* To improve the distribution of agricultural products;

* To take concrete action for preserving the environment;

To achieve these goals, the Agricultural Committee works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the General Committee for Agricultural Co-operation in the EEC (COGECA), the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP), European Agricultural Confederation (EAC) and other professional groups in the agricultural field.

ICA is an independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. Founded in 1895, it now has 232 national members in 93 countries, plus four international members.

Chairman & President : Churll - Hee Won
National Agricultural Co-operative Federation
75, 1 - ka, Chungjeong - ro,
Jung - ku, Seoul
Korea

Tel: (82 - 2) 397 5281
Fax: (82 - 2) 397 5290
E-mail: nacfico@nuri.net

Secretary: Shil - Kwan Lee
General Manager, International Co-operation Office
National Agricultural Co-operative Federation
75, 1 - ka, Chungjeong - ro,
Jung - ku, Seoul
Korea

Tel: (82 - 2) 397 5281
Fax: (82 - 2) 397 5290
E-mail: nacfico@nuri.net
 
Associate Secretary : Won - Sik Noh
Agricultural Co-operative Advisor
International Co-operative Alliance
15, route des Morillons
1218 Grand - Saconnex
Switzerland

Tel: (41 - 22) 929 8812
Fax: (41 - 22) 798 4122
E-mail: noh@coop.org

Web Pages

English     http://www.coop.org/en/agriculture.html
French    http://www.coop.org/fr/agricultureF.html
Spanish   http://www.coop.org/es/agricultureS.html
German   http://www.coop.org/d/agricultureG.html