Member Oraganisations

 

 

PROFILE OF ICA AP MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

CAPRICON SOCIETY LTD.

172, Burswood Road
Victoria Park, WA 6979
Perth, Australia

Tel:                                                      (61-86) 250 9500
Fax:                                                      (61-86) 250 9599
E-mail:                                                 trent_bartlett@capricorn.com.au
Web Site:                                             www.capricorn.com.au

Mr. Bartlett Trent, Chief Executive Officer

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2006

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:                     8

Sector to which the Coop belongs:

General Profile:

Capricorn Society Limited is the largest independent automotive parts buying group in the southern hemisphere, providing the majority of parts and services to mechanical workshops, service stations and smash repairers throughout its three countries of operation - Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa Capricorn Society Limited is the largest independent automotive parts buying group in the southern hemisphere, providing the majority of parts and services to mechanical workshops, service stations and smash repairers throughout its three countries of operation - Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa.

It acts as a critical intermediary in the automotive value chain by facilitating strategic partnerships between its members and leading automotive suppliers. The idea behind Capricorn is simple; it's all based on people working together.

COOPERATIVE BULK HANDLING

30 Delhi Street
West Perth WA 6005
Australia

Tel:                                                      (61-8) 9237 6930
Fax:                                                      (61-8) 9322 2652
E-mail:                                                 info@cbh.com.au
Web Site:                                             www.cbh.com.au

Mr. Terry Cunningham, Manager

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2011

Status:                                                 Regular Member                               

Membership of the Coop:                     4800 grower members share holders 

No. of Board of Directors:                     12

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Agriculture

 

General Profile:

The Cooperative Bulk Handling born out of adversity in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The price of wheat had fallen to an extent where it was barely worth harvesting. It was the realization that a cheap and efficient bulk handing system would reduce growers’ cost and outlay on wheat bags which lead to the birth of Cooperative Bulk Handling.

In 1933 the trustees of the wheat pool of WA and Wesfarmers Ltd registered the Cooperative. CBH was based on cooperative principles of one member one vote, irrespective of the volume of grain delivered.

The CBH storage system expanded rapidly and by the 1960s there were over 300 grain receiver points.

The growth and success of CBH was not easy. Among many challenges weathered and overcome by the company and its grower member has been pest infestation, disastrous drought and adapting to changing customer demands to compete more effectively within world grain market

In 2008 CBH celebrated its 75th anniversary as one of Australia’s leading grain businesses with net assets around $1 billion. In 2010  CBH re branded their marketing and engineering businesses to CBH Grain and CBH engineering to better reflect that they are one team and to harness the power of CBH name.

CBH is confident that they will grow more stronger in the decades ahead with the partnership with their grower members.

Country: BANGLADESH

BANGLADESH  NATIONAL COOPERATIVE UNION
[BANGLADESH JATIYO SAMABAYA UNION]

Samabaya Sadan, 1st Floor
9-D, Motijheel Commercial Area
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Tel:                                                      (880) 1731075396
Fax:                                                      (880) 28964007
E-mail:                                                 cooperativesbd@;yahoo.com
Web Site:                                

Mr. Nadir Hossain Lipu, Chairman
Mr. Shofe Ul Alam, Director in Charge

Year of establishment:                         1948                

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1950

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     250 (5 million individual members)

No. of Board of Directors:                     12

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      All Bangladesh Coops are member of BJSU

General Profile:

Bangladesh National Cooperative Union is the apex body of all national and central cooperative societies. It is the only member of ICA representing more than 50 million primary members dominated societies. We have Bank, insurance, milk producers, crafts, consumers, land mortgage banks, fisheries, clay and almost all sectors of human needs.

The annual turnover of our members is around USD 200 million itself which is equivalent to BD Taka 1700 crores (1 crore = 10 million). Our milk producer MILK VITA is the largest in Bangladesh whose single turnover is USD 20 million itself. Other notables are Bank, Insurance and Consumers Cooperative Associations.BJSU acts as an intermediary between government and members of the associations and ICA as well.

Country: CHINA

ALL-CHINA FEDERATION OF SUPPLY AND MARKETING
COOPERATIVES [ACFSMC

45 # Fuxingmennei Street
10800 Beijing, China

Tel:                                                      (88-10) 6605 0358,6605 0428
Fax:                                                      (86-10) 6601 8227
E-mail:                                                 acfsmc@chinacoop.com
Web Site:                                             www.chinacoop.com

Mr. Li Chengyu, President
Mr. Li Chunsheng, Vice President
Mr. Wang, Shu Zang, Director of International Cooperation Department

Year of establishment:                         1954

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1985

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Direct Members of the Coop :  31                    
                                                          Indirect – Primary Members of the Coop :  25,000

No. of Board of Directors:                     70

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Supply & Marketing

General Profile:

Cooperatives have a history of more than 80 years in China. The government of the People’s Republic of China has always regarded the development of cooperatives as an important aspect in promoting agricultural and rural economic development, and given them conscientious guidance, support and push. In July of 1954, the first national congress of China’s cooperatives was convened, which changed the name of United Headquarters of the Chinese Supply and Marketing Cooperatives into All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives  (ACFSMC) and set up a unitary system of supply and marketing cooperatives nationwide.

 The ACFSMC consists of 31 provincial,336 prefecture, 2,370 county federations, and 22,537 primary Societies with 160 million member peasant households, and more than 1,282 million employees  At present, there are mainly three types of rural  cooperatives in China: the Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (SMCs), Credit Union and Specialized Cooperative. The ACFSMC is the largest cooperative in China, and the largest agriculture cooperative of China. It is the apex organization of the Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (SMCs) of the whole country.

As important force for developing the rural economy, supply and marketing cooperatives have played a major role in ensuring the supplies of agricultural means of production, activating circulation of farm produce, promoting restructuring of agriculture and industrial management of agriculture, and activating the rural market and made great contributions to promoting increase of agricultural production, farmers’ income and rural development.

 After years of reforms and development, the supply and marketing cooperatives have been developed from units which were mainly engaged in businesses of a policy nature to independen  economic entities with decision-making power in management responsible for their owns profits and losses, from supply and marketing cooperatives in the pure circulations field to all round cooperation in the multiple fields of agriculture-industry-commerce and production-processing and marketing, from unitary business organizations into comprehensive service organizations providing   economic, technical and cultural services to farmers. The services provided by the supply and marketing cooperatives have been raised to a high level and the undertakings of the supply and marketing cooperatives have entered a new stage of development.
INTERATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PROMOTION OF CHINESE INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVES (ICC LC – Gung Ho)
Appt 805 Building 3, Jilijiayuan
No 20 Shaoyagu
Beijing, China 100029

Tel:                                                      (88-10) 84623495
Fax:                                                      (86-10) 84623446
E-mail:
Web Site:                                             www.chinacoop.com

Vice Chair:                                           Mr. Yuan Peng
Secretary General                                 Mr. Du Yintang

Year of establishment:                         1933

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                 Associate Member

Membership of the Coop:                                                                                                      

No. of Board of Directors:                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

The International Committee for the promotion of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1939 in Hong Kong. It suspended its work in 1952 but revived again in 1987.

The Gung HO movement was initiated in 1937 in Shanghai by Rewi Alley of New Zealand and some other foreigners together with a group of Chinese patriots. It aimed at organizing the workers and refugees for production to support the Chinese’s people war of resistance. Gun Ho Cooperatives spread in the unoccupied areas of China since 1939 and at its peak in 1941.

After reviving in 1987 the new Gun Ho ICCIC is registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and has body corporate capacity.

Since 1987, the ICCIC has supported a large number of cooperatives in different provinces of China for cooperative principle training, capacity building income generating participatory management, environment improvement, women’s position enhancement, poverty alleviation etc.

The success of ICCIC projects has strengthened its ties with other cooperative organizations at home and abroad. ICCIC keeps close ties with the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, the All China Federation of Handicraft Cooperatives. And the international

ALL CHINA FEDERATION OF HANDICRAFT & INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVES

22b Fu Wai Daju
Beijing -10083

Tel:                              (0086-10)-68396327
Fax:                              (0086-10)-68396351                   
E-mail:                         mjs@clii.com.cn                     
Web Site:                                            

Mr. Shineng  Chen   President
Mr. Zhang Xiaageng, International Cooperative Department

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:

General Profile:

Country: FIJII

FIJI COOPERATIVE UNION LIMITED [FCUL]

Level-2, AMB Bldg.,
Victoria Parade
SUVA, Fiji

Tel:                  (679) 3314675
Fax:                  (670) 3303431
E-mail:             promuqaqa@connect.com.fj
Web Site:

Mr. Ilaitia Vuniyayawa, Chairman
Mr. Ponipate Vonuqaqa, Vice Chairman
Mr. Sevanaia Bilivalu, Managing Director

Year of Establishment:             1973

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2008

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership:                                        301 primary cooperatives

No. of Board of Directors:                     6

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Agriculture

General Profile:                                   

Fiji Cooperative Union Limited (FCUL) concentrates on the supply of cooperative stationeries to member cooperatives. This has been the main business activity since its establishment in 1973. Most recently it has ventured into real estate business where it acquired a residential property in CBC Suva and an industrial property in an adjacent municipality. These properties are being rented out respectively.

The FCUL is run by a Board of Directors although secretarial duties are made at the Department of Cooperative’s office.

 

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE UNION OF INDIA [NCUI]

3, Siri Institutional Area
August Kranti Marg
New Delhi 110 016, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 2686 1472, 2686 5146, 2686 1988
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 2686 5350, 2686 3248
E-mail:                                                 ncuidel@ndb.vsnl.net.in
Web Site:                                             www.ncui.net

Mr Chandra Pal Singh, President
Dr. Dinesh Mishra, Chief Executive

Year of establishment:                         1929

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1964

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the coop:                     196

No. of Board of Directors:                     21

Sector to which coop belongs: Promotional

General Profile:           

NCUI was established in 1929 as All India Co-operative Institutes Association and was re-named National Co-operative Union of India in 1961. NCUI is the apex in India which represents all sectors of the Indian Co-operative Movement. Its objectives are to promote and develop the co-operative movement in India; to educate, guide and assist the people in their efforts; to build up and expand the co-operative sector; and service as an exponent of co-operative opinion in accordance with co-operative principles. NCUI membership is open to national and state level co-operative organisations as well as multi-state co-operative societies. The membership also includes parastatal co-operative organisations. In 2009, NCUI
had 196 members including National Dairy Development Board (a parastatal organisation), 17 national, 142 state, and 37 multi-state co-operatives.

Country:  INDIA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE CONSUMERS’ FEDERATION LIMTED [NCCF]

5th Floor, Deepali Building
92, Nehru Place
New Delhi 110 019, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 26432778, 26432887, 26419430
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 26470998
E-mail:                                                 nccf5th@sify.com
Web site:                                              www.nccf-india.com

Mr. Virendra Singh, Chairman
Mr. M.A. Khan, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1965

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1976

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     136 covering three tiers of consumers’ coops

No. of Board of Directors:                     18

Sector to which coop belongs: consumers’ cooperative

General Profile:                                   

NCCF is the national level sectoral organisation of the consumer co-operatives in India.  It has 136 members: primary co-ops, stores, wholesale societies, state level consumer co-operative federations, the National Co-operative Development Corporation, the Government of India.  It has 559 employees.

The main objectives of the NCCF are to provide supply support to the consumer co-operatives and other distributing agencies for distribution of consumer goods at reasonable and affordable rates besides rendering technical guidance and assistance to the consumer co-operatives through its R & D division.  

The commercial operations of the NCCF are handled through its headquarters at New Delhi and 34 branches/sub-branches located in the State capitals and other important procuring centres in different parts of the country. NCCF also runs a daal processing unit and two retail counters. The total sales turnover achieved during the year 2006-07 is Rs.416.74 crores. There is further scope for development in its business.

Country:  INDIA

INDIAN FARMERS’ FERTILISER COOPERATIVE LIMITED [IFFCO]

IFFCO Sadan
C-1, District Centre, Saket,
New Delhi 110 017, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 42592626
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 42592650
E-mail:                                                 faxho@iffco.nic.in
Web Site:                                             www.iffco.nic.in

Mr. N.P. Patel, Chairman
Dr. U.S. Awasthi, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1967

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1980

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the coop:                     IFFCO has 39,482 member cooperative societies

No. of Board of Directors:                     28

Sector to which coop belongs: Fertilizer Cooperative Sector

Genral Profile:

Established in 1967, this is a multi-state co-operative primarily engaged in the production and distribution of fertiliser. 

Development of 3300 villages as model agricultural villages through IFFCO Village-Adoption Programme, establishment of 127 storage-cum-Community Centres and large numbers of IFFCO Adopted Cooperative Societies and in turn providing them with infrastructural and training support have paid a rich dividend in strengthening the cooperative channel and technology dissemination in the country. A charitable trust known as “Kisan Sewa Fund” (KSF) has been set up to provide needy farmers with relief and rehabilitation measures in the wake of natural calamities. Pursuant to IFFCO’s plans to diversify into areas other than fertilizer, IFFCO and Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Company Limited, Japan, established a joint venture company known as “IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd.” (ITGI) for undertaking general insurance business in India. Introduction of Sankat Haran Bima Yogna – a product of IFFCO’s JV – has been proved to be a real safety bonanza to the farmers of the country.  IFFCO has made foray into power sector by establishing JV Company ICPL (IFFCO Chattisgarh Power Project) with a capacity of 1000 megawatt. The plant is likely to start power generation in 2010-11.

IFFCO has made strategic investments in several joint ventures in India, Senegal, and Egypt.  As part of strategic diversification, it has entered into several key sectors including insurance and power.  To take the benefits of emerging concepts like agricultural commodity trading, IFFCO has taken equity in National Commodity and Derivative Exchange (NCDEX) and National Collateral Management Services Ltd (NCMSL). IFFCO is also behind several other companies with the sole intention of benefiting farmers.

IFFCO is member of the International Fertiliser Association (IFA), which like the ICA is a member of the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN).

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE MARKETING
FEDERATON OF INDIA LIMITED [NAFED]

NAFED HOUSE, Siddhartha Enclave, Ashram Chowk,
New Delhi 110 014, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 26340019, 26341810
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 26340261
E-Mail:                                                 nafedp@coop.nic.in
Web Site:                                             www.nafed-india.com

Dr. Bijender Singh, Chairman
Mr. Sanjeev Chopra, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1958        
Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1963          
Status:                                                 Regular Member

 Membership of the Coop:                    832 member cooperatives

No. of Board of Directors:                     23 (plus one special invitee)

Sector to which coop belongs: marketing cooperative sector

General Profile:

Established in 1958, NAFED is the apex of marketing co-operatives.  The objectives of NAFED is to organise, promote and develop marketing, processing and storage of agricultural, horticultural and forest produce; distribution of agricultural machinery, implements and other inputs; undertake inter-State, import and export trade, wholesale or retail; and provide technical advice in agricultural production for the promotion and the working of its members and co-operative marketing, processing and supply societies in India. 

Marketing cooperatives in India is a three-tier structure. At national level, it is NAFED which functions as an apex body for marketing cooperatives in the country and is engaged in marketing of agricultural, horticultural and tribal produce both in India and abroad. At state level, there are State Cooperative Marketing Federations and at village level Primary Cooperative Marketing Societies. NAFED functions in close coordination with State Cooperative Marketing Federations and primary marketing cooperative societies.

  Country: INDIA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
BANKS’ FEDERATION LTD. [NAFCARD]

701, 7th Floor, A-Wing
BSEL Tech Park
Opp. Vashi Railway Station, Sector 30A
Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400 703, India

Tel:                                                      (91-22)  27814114, 27814226, 27814426
Fax:                                                      (91-22)  27814225
E-mail:                                                 nafcard@vsnl.com       
Web Site:                                             www.nafcard.org

Mr. K. Sivadasan Nair, Chairman
Mr. K.K. Ravindran, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1960

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1976

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     23

No. of Board of Directors:                     21

Sector to which coop belongs: Agriculture Sector (long-term cooperative credit)

General Profile:

NAFCARD is a credit and banking co-operative

NAFCARD is the national level apex organization of the Long-Term Cooperative Credit structure in the country. The members of the Federation which are 23 in number are State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks (SCARDBs)/State Cooperative Banks (SCBs). These cooperatives are situated at the state level. The Federation is managed by the Board of Management..

     The Federation is undertaking the following main activities:

(i)      Organising Conferences, Conventions, Seminars, and Workshops etc. for HRD and Business Development in the sector; 

(ii)      Striving for the promotion of interests of the members and establishing contacts with the Government of India, State Governments, Planning Commission, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), other National level Federations and institutions and giving expression to the common issues of the member banks in various forums.

(iii)     Compiles and publishes statistical data relating key operational areas, review of working of
member banks to furnish information on credit flow and other related aspects to GOI, Planning
Commission, other agencies etc.

(iv)     Publication of periodicals, news bulletins, journals, technical guidelines and other literature and exchange of information relating to rural credit and banking useful to the member banks and others;

(v)     Providing specialized training, education and data based information

(vi)     Undertaking research, evaluation, technical advise, studies, lectures on problems concerning
credit, banking and other matters. Assists in preparation of perspective development plans for
member societies.
(vii)    Providing management development services to member societies

(viii)    Evolving viability norms for a member society

(ix)     Providing legal and professional consultancy to member society/societies

(x)     Assisting member society in organizing self-help

(xi)     Developing market information system, logo/brand promotion, quality control and
technology up gradation

(xii)    Promoted National Institute of Rural Banking Bangalore (India) for undertaking staff training
and management development programmes and other incidental activities including research

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL FEDERATON OF STATE COOPERATIVE BANKS LIMITED [NAFSCOB]

J.K. Chambers, Plot No. 76, 5th Floor, Sector 17,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400 703, India

Tel :                                                     (91) 022- 27892738, 27892749
27892697, 27892741
Fax:                                                      (91) 022- 27892604
E-mail:                                     nafscob@nafscob.org]
nafscob@bom3.vsnl.net.in
Web Site:                                             www.nafscob.org

Dr. Bijender Singh, Chairman
Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1964                

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1976

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     30 SCBs

No. of Board of Directors:                     21

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Agriculture Credit and Banking

General Profile:

NAFSCOB represents State Cooperative Banks. NAFSCOB was established to facilitate the operations of State and Central Cooperative Banks in general and development of Cooperative Credit in particular.

The institutional rural credit system for agriculture comprises of (1) Short Term and Long Term
Cooperative Credit Institutions, (2) Commercial Banks, (3) Regional Rural Banks, (4) National Bank
for Agriculture and Rural Development and (5) Reserve Bank of India.  The Institutional credit
delivery system for urban areas comprises of (1) Commercial Banks, (2) Urban Cooperative
Banks and (3) Urban Cooperative Credit Societies.

The Cooperative Credit Structure consists of two wings, namely, Short Term and Long Term Credit Structure. The short term cooperative credit structure deals with medium term credit also for agricultural purposes and it is federal in character.  It is mostly based on a three tier pattern with the SCBs at the Apex level, DCCBs at the Intermediary level and PACS at the village level.

While the Commercial Banks (66573) and Regional Rural Banks (14505) with a network of around more than 81,078 branches put together account for only 38 per cent of the rural credit, the cooperative credit structure, in existence for about a century and consisting of over 1,25,605 outlets purveys more than 62 per cent of the total agricultural rural credit.

The specific objectives of NAFSCOB are to:

* provide a common forum to the member banks to examine the problems of cooperative
credit, banking and allied matters and evolve suitable strategies to deal with them;

* promote and protect the interests of the member banks in all spheres of their activities
and to give expression to the views of the member banks;

* co-ordinate and liaison with Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, respective State
Governments, NABARD and other higher financing institutions for the development of
Cooperative credit on behalf of the member banks;

* provide research and consultancy inputs to the member banks in order to facilitate them
to strengthen their own organizations;

* organize conferences/seminars/workshops/meetings to share the views of common interest
with a view to contribute for better policy decisions.

The Federation functions with three of its wings, viz. (1) Planning, Research and Development (PRD),
(2) All India Mutual Arrangement Scheme (AIMAS), and (3) Computer Services Division (CSD)

Country: INDIA

KRISHAK BHARATI COOPERATIVE LIMITED [KRIBHCO]

A-10, Sector 1
NOIDA 301 201, (Uttar Pradesh), India

Tel:                                                      (91-120)  2534613
Fax:                                                      (91-120) 25371
E-mail:                                                 bdsinha@kribhco.net
Web Site:                                             www.kribhco.net

Mr. V.R. Patel Chairman
Mr. B.D. Sinha, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1980

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1986

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     As on 31.03.2007, KRIBHCO has 6306 member societies from all over the country with a paid up share capital of Rs. 396.05 crores. Approximately 67.59 % of the equity is held by the Govt. of India and the rest by cooperative societies and other institutions.

No. of Board of Directors:                     15

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Production and Marketing of fertilizers

Business Profile:

This is a co-operative society which manufactures fertiliser. KRIBHCO is engaged in the business of production and marketing of urea, bio-fertilisers and seeds. KRIBHCO has its ammonia-urea complex located at Hazira in the State of Gujarat, India, with an annual capacity of 1.73 million tones of urea and 1.0 million tones of ammonia based on natural gas as feed stock.  The plant is in operation since 1986 and has been performing exceedingly well.  The total cost of the project was US $890 million.  The capacity utilization of the plant has always been more than 100%.

Bio-fetilisers Plant of the Society was first established at Hazira Plant Complex at Surat in the State of Gujarat in the year 1995, and subsequently established at Varanasi in the State of Uttar Pradesh and at Lanjha in the State of Maharashtra with a total installed capacity of 550 MT per annum. These plants are ISO certified and are performing well.

During the year 2006-07, KRIBHCO produced 738 MT of bio-fertilizer registering a cumulative production of 4,660 MT since its inception.

The society has invested in the following companies: (1) Oman India Fertilizer Company SAOC (OMIFCO), (2) Gujarat State Energy Generation Limited (GSEG), Nagarjune Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (NFCL), Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT),

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF URBAN COOPERATIVE BANKS AND CREDIT
SOCIETIES LTD. [NAFCUB]

B-14, 3rd Floor, A-Block Shopping Complex,
Naraina Vihar, Ring Road,
New Delhi 110 028, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 25771170, 257700108
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 25779710
E-mail:                                                 nafcub@hotmail.com
Web Site:                                             www.nafcub.org.in

Mr. H.K.Patil, President
Mr. ,Subhash Gupta,  Chief Executive

Year of establishment:                         1977

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1982

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     1175 members, inclusive 833 urban cooperative
                                                            Banks, 324 credit societies and 18 state level
                                                            Federations

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which Coop belongs:            urban cooperative banking sector

General Profile:

NAFCUB represents the credit and banking sector.  NAFCUB provides a forum for discussions and follow up of issues relating to urban cooperative banks and cooperative thrift and credit societies.  In the present scenario of globalization and stiffer competition in the field of banking, by conducting international study tours of cooperatively advanced countries, for its member organizations, NAFCUB has been trying to educate the cooperative banking sector about the international banking practices and to adopt those beneficial for them. 

Having achieved the objective of ensuring that a consultative machinery was put-in-place that would minimize, if not eliminate, the negative effects of dual control and provides a forum where the Federations also have a voice, the National Federation would like to work with all the stakeholders towards creation of a climate of stability that would, in turn, help in restoration of public confidence in urban cooperative banking system.

 Country: INDIA

INDIAN FARM FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATIVE [IFFDC]

c/o Fertiliser Marketing Development Institute of IFFCO (FMDI)
Delhi-Jaipur National Highway NH-8
IFFCO Chowk, Sector-17, Gurgaon 12201
Haryana, India

Tel:                                                      (91-124) 2340147, 2340148
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 2340149
E-mail:                                                 iffdchodelhi@rediffmail.com
Web Site:                                             www.iffdc.org

Mr.  Chairman
Dr. K.G. Wankhede, Managing Director/CEO

Year of establishment:                         1993

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2008

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     164 member societies

No. of Board of Directors:                     7

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Agriculture and Forestry

General Profile:
IFFDC has steadfast for ecological up-gradation through integrated forestry development on abandoned wastelands with community participation by promoting village level Primary Farm Forestry Cooperative Societies (PFFCS) and Primary Livelihood Development Cooperative Societies for socio-economic development of the landless, marginal and small farmers, and women in particular. These primary cooperatives are the members of IFFDC which are being facilitated by providing need-based capacity building, technical, marketing and financial support by IFFDC.
The specific objectives of IFFDC are:
* Wasteland development for ecological balance and generate additional employment,
* Development of Wasteland and rural community through integrated Farming Systems
approach
* People’s involvement including women empowerment through cooperatives/SHGs
* To provide Financial, Technical and Extension services to the members of PFFCS,
PLDCS and SFFCS.
Members of IFFDC are: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO), National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), Primary Farm Forestry Cooperative Societies (PFFCS), and Primary Livelihood Development Cooperative Societies (PLDCS).
During the successful implementation of the Farm Forestry Projects, Western India Rainfed Farming Project (WIRFP), and other livelihoods projects, IFFDC has developed expertise and specialization in diversified fields viz; Natural Resource Management, Watershed Development, Livelihood Improvement, Institutional Development (SHGs and Cooperatives), Community Health, Women Empowerment, Micro-enterprise development, Impact Assessment & Evaluation Studies etc. by adopting participatory, gender mainstreaming and poverty focused approaches and methodologies.

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL LABOUR COOPERATIVES FEDERATION LTD. [NLCF]

Plot No. 11, Institutional Area,
Sarita Vihar, Near Telephone Exchange,
New Delhi 110 076, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11)   26973803
Fax:                                                      (91-11)   26974623
E-mail:                                                 nlcf@rediffmail.com                                        
Web Site:                                             www.labcofed.com

Mr. Sanjiv R. Kulaskar, Chairman
Mr. R.N. Pandey, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1981                            

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2009

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     124
                                                           
No. of Board of Directors:                     11

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Labour Contract/Construction and
                                                            Forest Labour Cooperatives

General Profile:

NLCF is an apex organization  established in the year 1981, now working under the provisions of Multi State Cooperative Societies Act. NLCF’s main objective is to organize, help and develop the working of Labour Cooperatives for economic and social development of the unorganized sector, the poor labourers consisting of economically weaker sections of the society mainly SC/ST and OBCs. About 38,879 Labour Contract/Construction & Forest Cooperatives are in existence with their 123 District and 15 State level Federations having a membership of 25.75 lakhs labourers. NLCF has membership of 195 Societies/Federations as on 31st January, 2009 which includes District and State level Cooperatives from different parts of the cou

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION [NCDC]

4, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi 110 016, India

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 26510314, 26567140, 26567475
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 26962370
E-mail:                                                 mail@ncdc.in
Web Site:                                             www.ncdc.nic.in

Mr. Govindan Nair, IAS
Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1963

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2005

Status:                                                 Associate Member

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of General Council Members:         51 members
                                                            Board of Management: 12 members

Sector to which Coop belongs:

General Profile:

NCDC was established in 1963 under an Act of Parliament as a successor organization to the National Cooperative Development Corporation and Warehousing Board set up in 1956, in pursuance of the recommendation of the All India Rural Credit Survey Committee (1954) under the aegis of Reserve Bank of India.

 NCDC has emerged as a development financing institution for the cooperative sector in the country. A major objective of the Corporation is to promote, strengthen and develop the farmers’ cooperatives for increasing production and productivity and instituting post harvest facilities for augmenting income. The Corporation’s focus is on programme of agricultural inputs, processing, storage, and marketing of agriculture produce and supply of consumer goods in rural areas. In the non-farm sector, the Corporation’s endeavour is to equip cooperatives with facilities to promote income generating streams of activities, with special focus on weaker sections of the community/rural poor, such as handlooms, sericulture, poultry, fishery, etc.

NCDC is a founder member of the Network for Development of Agriculture Cooperatives in Asia {NEDAC} AND Centre for International Cooperation for Training in Agriculture Banking (CICTAB)

Country: INDIA

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN’S COOPERATIVE LTD.,

7, SARITA VIHAR INSTITUTIONAL AREA
New Delhi

Tel:                                                      (91-11) 26956692
Fax:                                                      (91-11) 26956693
E-mail:                                                
Web Site:                                             www.fishcofed.org

 

Mr. Naeem Ahmed Ansari,  President
Mr. B.K.Mishra Managing Director

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of General Council Members:        

Sector to which Coop belongs:

General Profile:

COOPERATIVE HOUSING BUILDING & FINANCE CORPORATION LTD
6, Sarojini Naidu Marg
Lucknow 226001
Utttar Pradesh
India

Mr.Chube Lal, Chairman
Mr. Bhagwati Prasad, Vice Chairman

Tel       :           0091-522-2239427
Fax       :           0091-522-2239390

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of General Council Members:        
                                                           
Sector to which Coop belongs:

General Profile:

Country:  INDONESIA

DEWAN KOPERASI INDONESIA [DEKOPIN]

Tamara Centre, 7th Floor,
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 24
12920 Jakarta Indoensia

Tel:                                                      (61-21)  5206525
Fax:                                                      (61-21)  5206523
E-mail:                                                 dekopin@dekopin.coop
Web Site:                                             www.dekopin.coop

Mr. Adi Sasono, President
Mr. H.A.M. Halid, Secretary General

Year of establishment:                         1947

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1958

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     28 million members, 149,500 primary cooperatives,
                                                            35 National Cooperatives Federations; 33 Provincial
                                                            Cooperative Council

No. of Board of Directors:                     11

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Agriculture, Consumer, Fishries etc.

General Profile:

On 12 July 1947, the First Co-operative Movement Congress was held in Tasikmalaya, West Java. The congress was attended by 500 delegates of co-operative from Java, Madura, Kalimantan, Sumatera and Sulawesi.

During the history of its existence, SOKRI has come to several modifications of name. Lastly in 1968, the organization changed the name into the Indonesian Co-operative Council (DEKOPIN). To the date, it has become a single organization of the Indonesian co-operative movement, as referred to elucidation of Article 57 of Law No. 25 of 1992 on Co-operative.

As an autonomous organization, DEKOPIN performs its function to fight for the ideal, values and principles of co-operative in Indonesia. DEKOPIN is a representative of the Indonesian co-operative movement both at domestic and international forums and plays it role as a counterpart of the government in the frame of developing co-operatives in Indonesia. To effectively perform its function and role to reach the entire territory of Indonesia, co-operative movement at provincial level establishes Provincial Co-operative Council of Indonesia (DEKOPINWIL) and at municipal level establishes District Co-operative Council of Indonesia (DEKOPINDA). DEKOPINWIL and DEKOPINDA constitute an integral part to DEKOPIN.

Member of DEKOPIN consists of co-operatives all over Indonesia incorporated on the basis of legal entity, under the following conditions:

  1. Secondary co-operatives whose membership covers all provincial areas of Indonesia qualify to register as members of DEKOPIN.
  2. Primary co-operatives and/or secondary co-operatives whose membership covers all provincial and/or municipal areas of Indonesia qualify o register as members of DEKOPINWIL.
  3. Co-operatives whose membership covers all regent areas or below, qualify to register as member of DEKOPINDA.

DEKOPIN head office located in Jakarta, whereas DEKOPINWIL is in 33 provinces and DEKOPINDA in 385 municipalities.

Member of DEKOPIN consists of 34 secondary co-operatives in national level:

Indonesian Batik Cooperatives Federation (GKBI)
National Federation of Navy Co-operatives (INKOPAL)
National federation of Village Unit Co-operatives (Induk KUD)
National Federation of the Indonesian Veteran Co-operatives (INKOVERI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Police Co-operatives (INKOPPOL)
National Federation of the Indonesian Retired Armed Forces Personnel Co-operatives (INKOPPABRI)
Indonesian People’s Shipping Co-operative Federation (PUSKOPELRA)
Indonesian Youth Co-operatives (KOPINDO)
National Federation of the Indonesian Air Force Co-operatives (INKOPAU)
National Federation of the Indonesian Civil Servants Co-operatives (IKPRI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Army Forces Co-operatives (INKOPAD)
Indonesian Dairy Co-operative Federation (GKSI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Fishermen Cooperatives (IKPI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Retired Workers Cooperatives (INKOPTAMA)
National Federation of Workers Cooperatives (INKOPKAR))
Central Indonesian Armed Head Quarter Cooperatives (PUSKOP MABES TNI)
National Federation of Market Traders Cooperatives (INKOPAS)
National Federation of the Indonesian Women Cooperatives (INKOWAN)
National Federation of the Indonesian Soybean Cooperatives (INKOPTI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Islamic Boarding School Cooperatives (INKOPONTREN)
National Federation of the Indonesian Woman Entrepreneur of Cooperatives (INKOWAPI)
National Federation of the Indonesian Saving and Loan Cooperatives (IKSP)
National Federation of Indonesian Luggage Transport Cooperatives (INKOPANG)
National Federation of the Indonesian Herbal Medicines Cooperatives (INKOJAM)
National Federation of the Indonesian Islamic Law Banking Cooperatives (INKOPSYAH BMT)
National Federation of the Indonesian People’s Handicraft Cooperatives (INKOPINKRA)
National Federation of the Indonesian Credit Union Cooperatives (INKOPDIT)
Indonesian Youth Working Cooperatives (KOPNAS)
Union of Indonesian Coastal Cooperatives (GKPN)
National Federation of the Indonesian Agricultural Cooperatives (INKOPTAN)
Loading and Unloading Workers Cooperative Federation (INKOP-TKBM)
National Federation of the Indonesian Copra Cooperatives (IKKI)
National Audit Service Cooperatives (KJAN)
National Federation of Indonesian Cigarette, Food and Beverages Workers (INKOP.RTMM)

The Cooperative Education and Training Development Institution [LAPENKOP], which is owned by DEKOPIN [National Cooperative Council of Indonesia], establish the programme to enhance the empowerment of cooperative movement through education and training. It was established on 24th May 1995. The aim of LAPENKOP programme is to raise cooperatives members’ income through more effective, democratically run and economically sustainable cooperative.

Country: IRAN

CENTRAL ORGANISATION FOR RURAL COOPERATIVES OF IRAN [CORC]

753, Valli-e-Asr Avenue, P.O. Box 14155-6569
15948 Tehran, Iran

Tel:                                                                  (98-21) 88904948, 88906070
Fax:                                                                  (98-21) 88893982
E-mail:                                                             info@corc.ir
Web Site:                                                         www.corc.ir

Mr. Seyed Nezaladiin, Chairman & Director General

Year of establishment:                                     1963

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1988

Status:                                                             Regular member

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:

General Profile

Main duties are educational, technical, credit, and marketing assistance to rural cooperative societies and unions.

 

Country: IRAN

CENTRAL UNION OF RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES OF IRAN [CURACI]

78, North Felestin Avenue, P.O. Box 14155/6413
Tehran 1415735691,  Iran

Tel:                                                      (98-21) 88961753
Fax:                                                      (98-21) 88964166
E-mail:                                                 curaciran@trocairan.com
Web Site:                                             www.trocairan.com

Mr. Seyed Mohd. Musavi, Chairman
Mr. Mohd Reza Raisi Nejad, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1977

 

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1991

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     194 Unions of Rural Cooperatives
4,900,000 members

                                                            Individual membership : more than 5 million

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Trade, Agricultural Cooperatives

 

General Profile:

CURACI has undertaken to purchase, prepare, or produce for the farmer and his family commodities essential in everyday life, consumer goods and sundries, also what is necessary in the practice of rural vocations. These are obtained domestically or imported and then sold to unions of rural cooperatives or any individual rural cooperative for retail sales.

 

Country: IRAN

IRAN CENTRAL CHAMBER OF COOPERATIVE [ICC]

No. 60, Khorramshahr {Apadana] Avenue
15539, Tehran, iran

Tel:                                                      (98-21) 88 76 79 59
Fax:                                                      (98-21) 88 76 29 63
E-mail:                                                 int_icc_coop@yahoo.com
Web Site:                                             www.icc-coop.ir

Mr. Hossein Rahmaninia, Secretary General

Year of establishment:                                     1994

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  2000

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:                                 7

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Consumer, Agricultural, Industrial,
Fisheries, Tourism Housing, Insurance,
Banking, Credit, Financial, Education,
Promotional Activities.

General Profile:

ICC is a national organization overlooking all unions and cooperative companies regardless of their site or type of activity. They could be active in national or international economic cooperative and related organizations within the framework of Iran policies.

The functions and responsibilities of Chamber of Cooperative are: Establishment of cooperatives for university graduates, as well as service, consultative and export cooperatives; Holding exhibitions aimed at introducing capabilities of cooperative sector in and out of country; Attracting support and donations for dynamic presence of cooperatives in national and international cooperatives; Creating trade zones in target economies, particularly in African countries; Paving the ground for cooperative export promotions; Cooperation among cooperatives and taking advantage of their potentials such as organizing permanent exhibitions through regional feasibilities; Privatization in favour of cooperatives; Making capital and national/international financial resources accessible to cooperatives; Co-working on founding Cooperative Development Bank as well as developing Cooperative Fund of the country; Creating an IT Centre

 

Country:  IRAN

MOLLAH AL-MOVAHEDIN CREDIT UNION [MAMCU]

No. 20, Nader Aley
Dr. Shahid Beheshti Intersection, Vali-e-asr Street,
Tehran 15116, Iran

Tel:                                                      (98-21) 88713029, 88718709
Fax:                                                      (98-21) 88719441
E-mail:                                                 t_farrokhi@yahoo.com
Web Site:                                            

Dr. Mohammad Reza Amirhassankhani
Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1998

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2005

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     8300

No. of Board of Directors:                     5

Sector to which Coop belongs:            Banking & Credit Cooperative

General Profile:

MAMCC is a national financial institution which offers financial services to its members through its branches. It promotes cooperative concept, provide resources for securing financial needs (savings and loan) to its members. It has 220 branches in Iran with 1057 employees.

The aims of the organization is to merge commercial bank methodology with credit cooperative union concept in order to be able to reach broader segments of the population by satisfying both credit and banking services.

FARIDA IRAN OIL SEEDS & VEGETABLE PROCESSING FACTORIES COOPERATIVES
COMPANY

No. 4, 14th Alley Pakistan Street
Shahid Behesti Avenue
Tehran, Iran

Tel:                              0098-21-88757435
Fax:                              0098-21-88755038                     
E-mail:                         sbanounam@yahoo.com
Web Site:                     www.fairda-oil,ir
                                               

Mr. Shahnaz Borounam, Chief International Affairs

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

Farida Iran Oil Seeds & Vegetable Processing Factories Cooperatives is a cooperative company. The purpose of cooperative is to promote and strengthen  public contribution, collaboration and cooperation.

Farida Oil Seeds Vegetable Oil Processing Factories has its field of activity in connection with supply of raw and supplementary materials, supply of finished products of the vegetable oil industry

SUPERVISION AND COORDINATION UNION OF RURAL & AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES OF IRAN (SCURA)

5TH Floor No. 78 Marksha Alley
North Felestin Street
Tehran, Iran

Tel:                   0098-21-84082540                                 
Fax:                  0098-21-84082541                                 
E-mail:              info@scura.ir                           
Web Site:          www.scura.ir                 

Mr. Ali Mozaffri, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                          

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      

Status:                                                 

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

Supervision and Coordination Central Union of  Rural and Agricultural Cooperatives of Iran provides training and auditing to rural and agricultural cooperatives in Iran and who are members of Central Organisation for Rural Cooperatives

TOSE TA’AVON BANK (T T BANK)

No 271, Next to LG Company
Before Alboriz Street Mirdamad Blv
Tehran, Iran

Tel:                   0098-21-22925406                                 
Fax:                  0098-21-22925368                                             
E-mail:              irfc@ttbank.ir                           
Web Site:                                             

Mr. Ali Mozaffi, Managing Director
Ms. Faiiaz Qaed   Head of International Division

Year of establishment:                          

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      

Status:                                                  ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

The main objective of the TT bank is  employing and using facilities of banking operations to raise the capacity and capabilities of the cooperative sector with the aim of increasing share of the cooperative sector in national economy;
Bank also contribute  to the socio-economic development of country through expansion of the cooperative sector and providing the preparation for social justice on the basis of plans made by the Cooperative Ministry;
It also provides appropriate infrastructure for development of cooperative sector participation in economic activities, with the cooperative sector being prioritized. Financial and credit support for transfer of activities and reduction of incumbencies of the governmental sector of economy to the non-governmental one, with cooperative sector being prioritized;
The bank also contributes to active presence and playing effective roles of cooperatives in the stock market, capital and international markets.
Allocating sources and contributing to supplying the capital of entrepreneurs and job seekers to create new job opportunities, and contributing to economic enterprises available and developing them in order to maintain and improve the current employment, and creating new job opportunities, promoting competitive capacities and capabilities of the cooperative sector nationwide and worldwide; facilitating communication and technical, financial, and economic connections among them; and achieving unified development of the cooperative sector in national economy;The TT Bank encourages  and strengthens natural  and legal persons in investment in the form of cooperative and innovation and invention in financial institutionalization of the cooperative and expanding professional and vocational processes.

Country: ISRAEL

THE KIBBUTZ MOVEMENT

13, Leonardo Da Vinci Street
61400 Tel-Aviv, Israel

Tel:                                                      (972) 3    692 5345, 5348932
Fax:                                                      (972) 3 6951195
E-mail:                                                 mazkir@tkz.co.il
Web Site:                                             www.kibbutz.org.il

Mr. Zeev Shor, Secretary General

Year of establishment:                         2000

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2006

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     256 Kibbutz with 62,500 members

No. of Board of Directors:                     Main Committee: 20

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Organisational and institutional support
to cooperatives

General Profile:

At present (2008) there are 256 Kibbutzim in Israel (including 16 “religious kibbutzim”). Most of them are located in peripheral areas, from the most northern tip of the State to as far as the Deep South (Arava). Some total of registered Kibbutz population amounts to app. 106,000 people, of whom a total of over 20,000 are children under the age of 18. One ought to notice that after almost two decades of an economic and social crisis in most sections of the Kibbutz Movement, resulting – among others – in a sharp decline of Kibbutz population, the last few years are indicating a fresh and a new trend. Many Kibbutzim report of growing numbers of youngsters – singles and families – seeking to join Kibbutzim, either as permanent members, or as non-member inhabitants. The main obstacle to a more speedy response to this potentially promising trend is lack of housing for absorption.

Country: ISRAEL

CO-OP ISRAEL

19, Hagana Street
P.O. Box 24092
97851, Jerusalem, Israel

Tel:                                                      (972) 2 541 0641
Fax:                                                      (972) 2 541 0642
E-mail:                                                 avis@coop-jerusalem.co.il
Web Site:

Mr. Mandel Rami, Director General

Year of establishment:                         1942

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2003

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     15,000

No. of Board of Directors:                     12

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Food – Retail trade

General Profile:

Coop-Israel has 50 branches (Supermarket) in Israel selling food with a turnover of around 330,000,000 USD.

Country: JAPAN

CENTRAL UNION OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES [JA-ZENCHU]

1-8-3, Otemachi,
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100 0004, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 3245 7565
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 5255 7356
E-mail:                                                             kokusai.s@zenchu-ja.or.jp
Web Site:                                                         www.zenchu-ja.or.jp/eng/index.html

Mr. Mamoru Moteki, President
Mr. Masao Hatakeyama, Mr.Takemitsu Tashiro, Vice Presddents
Mr. Mr. Junichi Mukaichi, Sr Executive Director

Year of establishment:                                     1954

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  Predecessor of JA-Zenchu joined ICA
Membership in 1952 before the foundation of
JA-Zenchu in 1954.                               

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Direct members of the Coop  :  1,080 (including
national federations, prefectural federations/unions and primary cooperatives)

 Indirect – Primary members of coop  :  None

No. of Board of Directors:                                 29

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Agriculture

General Profile:

JA-ZENCHU (Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives) is an apex body of Japan's agricultural co-operative movement, representing the interests of Japanese farmers and their agricultural co-operative organizations domestically and internationally.
The basic objective of JA-ZENCHU is to contribute to the sound development of activities of the JA Group through formulating the common guideline and programs of their activities as well as through promoting implementations of these programs by the member organizations of the JA Group in this country.
In order to attain such objective, JA-ZENCHU plays various functions, in collaboration with its members of 47 Prefectural Unions of Agricultural Co-operatives throughout the country, including management guidance, auditing, farm policy representation, public relations activities and education & training services for staff members and officials of agricultural cooperatives.JA-ZENCHU, an independent nonprofit organization with the membership of all JAs and most of their JA organizations in the country, is operated with membership fees paid by these member organizations.
It also makes continuous contributions to the development of agricultural co-operative movements in developing countries by itself and through its affiliated international training center named IDACA (the Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia). In 1963, IDACA was established at Tokyo with funds mainly raised by agricultural co-operatives in Japan. The aim of this Institute is to provide training opportunities to leaders of agricultural co-operative organizations in developing countries for advancing their activities and thereby promoting socio-economic betterment in their rural communities.

 

Country: JAPAN

JAPANESE CONSUMERS COOPERATIVE UNION [JCCU]

CO-OP PLAZA 3-29-8, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8913

Tel: +81-3-5778-8103
Fax: +81-3-5778-8104
E-Mail:kokusai@jccu.ccop
Website: http://jccu.coop/eng/

Mr. Yamashita Toshifumi, President

Year of Establishment:                                                 1951

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                              1952

Status                                                                          Regular Member:          

Membership of the cooperative

[a] Direct Members of the Cooperative:                         619
[b] Indirect – Primary Members of the Cooperative:      24million

No. Of Board of Directors:                                            42

Sector to which cooperative belongs:              Consumer Co-operatives

General profile

 JCCU is the National Federation of Consumer Co-operatives in Japan.
There are 619 JCCU member co-ops, including regional retail co-ops, institutional co-ops, university co-ops, health co-ops and insurance (mutual-aid) co-ops. Some regional co-ops collaborate to form co-operative union.

Business profile

The business activities of consumer co-operatives in Japan are diversified; including
operating super market, home delivery service, co-op insurance, and medical and elderly care
services.

Total Business turnover            : USD 31.6 billion (2007FY)
Retail (store operation) turnover: USD 9.5 billion 
Home delivery turnover:            USD 15.2 billion

The JCCU is engaged in the following activities:
-Development, improvement and supplying of Co-op brand products to member Co-ops
-Co-op insurance business, mail-order business, welfare business, and travel business
-Planning and promotion of food safety, environmental and consumer's affairs
-Instruction, communication and adjustment for businesses and member activities performed in the member Co-op's
-Inspection of the products, quality control
-Exchanges between overseas Co-ops, including support and attendance of international conferences
-Secretariat of the Health Co-op

 

Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FISHERIES COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS
[ZENGYOREN]

7th Floor, Coop Bldg.,
1-1-12 Uchikanda
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101 850, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 3294 9611
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 3294 3347
E-mail:                                                             kokusai@zengyoren.or.jp
Web Site:                                                         www.zengyoren.or.jp

Mr. Ikuhiro Hattori, President
Mr. Kuniyuki Miyahara, Senior Managing Director
Mr. Koichi Teruyama, Senior Managing Director

Year of establishment:                                     1952

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1958

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Regular member            :  72
Associate Member        :  1

No. of Board of Directors:                                 23
                                                                        Part-time                       : 17
Full-time                        :  6

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  fishery

General Profile:


JF Zengyoren is a nationwide federation of JF (Japan Fisheries Cooperatives) organized by fishers in local areas.

Objective and Organisation Network:
 
JF Zengyoren is designed to protect the fishery management and lives of JF members, foster rich marine resources, contribute to the creation of enriched communities, and improve the social and economic status of cooperative members. It works
in collaboration with JF (Japan Fisheries Cooperatives) and federation of JF. Toward its goals, it is stepping up activities to preserve, and hand down to future generations the blessings of the beautiful and blue seas.
The JF Zengyoren consists mainly of prefectural JF federations of fisheries cooperative associations, as well as about 1,600 fisheries cooperative associations engaged in coastal fishing activities throughout the nation.

Services of JF Group

The JF Group is active in the areas of supply business, marketing business and guidance services.

The JF supply business provides all the necessary materials and commodities for fishing and dairy life.
The JF marketing business provides a stable supply of seafood and quality processed foods for consumers, under the motto of "safe and reliable seafood".
The JF guidance service aims to improve the fishing industry's status and reinforce the organizational development of the JF Group.

The overall situation of cooperative development in Japan is different from one sector to another. Cooperatives in the primary industry sector (agriculture, forestry and fisheries) are in crisis since the government is trying to pave the way for allowing commercial that is non-cooperative sector, such as commercial companies etc. starting their business in the primary industry.

Zengyoren is engaged in the following activities:

                        - Fisheries policy activities (such as lobbying activities)
-International cooperation activities (mainly by International Cooperative
Fisheries Organisation of the ICA. Zengyoren serves as secretariat of
ICFO since 1987)
-Guidance activities
-Credit and amalgamation promotion activities
-Business management advisory and consultation activities
-Auditing of member organizations
-Supply business (mainly of fuel oil and other fishing materials)
-Fishery products marketing activities, and
-Fish processing and cold storing activities

It may be noted that out of the total profit of 3,317,393, 294 Yen from the business of ZENGYOREN of fiscal year 2007 (which ended at the end of March, 2008) about 50% (1,602,667,028 Yen or 48%) was the profit from supply business. The major item dealt with in the supply business is marine dies oil.

 

Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FOREST OWNERS’ COOPERATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS [ZENMORIREN]

8th Floor, Cooperative Building
1-1-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101 0047, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 3294 9711
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 3293 4726
E-mail:                                                             sasaki@zenmori.org
Web Site:                                                         www.zenmori.org

Mr. Tsuneo Kunii, President

Year of establishment:                                     1952

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1970

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Regular             :           47
Associate         :           1

No. of Board of Directors:                                 18

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Forestry

General Profile:

The National Federation of Forest Owner’s Cooperative Association plays the important role of endeavoring both to raise the economic and social positions of forest owners and to improve people’s life by controlling the use of forest to ensure the continuous production of timber, preservation of the national land and the environment, and conservation of water resources.

The following activities are conducted comprehensively: guidance of members’ forest management; receipt of commissions for forestry operations; joint purchases of forestry materials; production sales; and subleasing. The membership of the national federation is composed of the 47 prefectural federations.

On the international front, the National Federation joined the ICA in 1970. As a member of the Japan Joint Committee of Cooperatives (JJC), the National Federation performs activities in cooperation with organizations such as agricultural, fisheries, and consumers’ cooperatives.

 

Country: JAPAN

THE NORINCHUKIN BANK
[Central Cooperative Bank for Agriculture & Forestry]

1-13-2, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100 8420, Japan

Tel:                                                      (81-3) 3279 0111
Fax:                                                      (81-3) 32185124
E-mail:                                                 dantai@nochubank.or.jp
Web Site:                                             www.nochubank.or.jp

Mr. Hirofumi Ueno, President & Chief Executive Officer

Year of establishment:                         1923

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1976

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     No. of shareholders :  4,445

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Banking business

General Profile:

The Norinchukin Bank functions as a national level financial institution for agriculture, forestry, and fishery cooperatives in Japan, based on a steady supply of funds and capital from the Japan agricultural cooperatives [Jas] and fishery cooperatives [JF]s.

The Bank is both the central bank for Japan’s agricultural, forestry, and fishery cooperatives as well as an institutional investor that plays a major role in the financial and capital markets through the investment of large amounts of funds in Japan and overseas. The Bank adheres to decisions made at the Council of Delegates comprising of representative members for all shareholders. At the same time, the Supervisory Committee and the Board of Directors, as stipulated by the Norinchukin Bank Law.

 Its main business consists of the following two activities:  (i) the procuring of funds by accepting deposits from JAs etc. and through the Norinchukin Bank debentures; and (ii) the fund management through provision of loans to share holding member organizations and business firms in agriculture, forestry and fishery industries as well as by making loans and investments overseas.

                                                                                                        

Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE
ASSOCIATION [ZEN-NOH]
8-3, 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100 0004, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 3245 7111
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 3241 8766
E-mail:                                                             zz_zk_kikaku-tokatsu@zennoh.or.jp
Web Site:                                                         www.zennoh.or.jp

Mr. Takeji Yanagi Cawa, President

Year of establishment:                                     1972

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1977

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Approx. 750 unit coops covering about
10 million individuals

No. of Board of Directors:                                 10

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  agriculture

General Profile:

ZENNOH is a federation to handle economic businesses of marketing and supplying. Main businesses are the marketing rice, vegetables, fruits and livestock products and the supplying of fertilizer, farm chemicals, feeds, farm machinery, petroleum and consumer articles.

Country: JAPAN

IE-NO-HIKARI ASSOCIATION

11, Funagawara-machi, Ichigaya
Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 162 8448, Japan

Tel:                                                      (81-3) 3266 9000
Fax:                                                      (81-3) 3266 9048
E-mail:                                                 hikari@mxd.mesh.ne.jp
Web Site:                                             www.ienohikari.net

Mr. Masashi Ehara, President
Mr. Setsuo Nagira,  Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1944                            

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1977

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     53

No. of Board of Directors:                     24

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     Agriculture

General Profile:

IE-NO-HIKARI Association was established in 1944 as an offshoot of Central Industrial Union, which later evolved into Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives, based on the concept of cooperatives, with the intention of improving the economic and social status of people in agriculture, forestry and fishing industries while aiming at contribution towards the improvement of national culture.

In particular, a home magazine IE-NO-HIKARI has a long history with its first issue in 1925.

 

 Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL MUTUAL INSURANCE FEDERATION
OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES [ZENKYOREN]

Akasaha Twin Towers East
2-17-22, Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107 8530, Japan

Tel:                                                      (81-3) 5215 9108
Fax:                                                      (81-3) 5215 9484
E-mail:                                                 intl-aoa@ja-kyosai.or.jp
Web Site:                                             www.ja-kyosai.or.jp

Mr. Tosinki Vehara, President
Mr. Kazumi Imao, Sr. Managing Director
Mr. Yoshimori Yokoi, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1951

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1977

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     9.1 million members

No. of Board of Directors:                     10

Sector to which the Coop belongs:    Agriculture sector (industry; Insurance)

General Profile:

ZENKYOREN is a federation that handles the business of life and non-life insurance business of farmers in Japan and to improve members’ (farmers’) living standard through insurance protection. Its long-term insurance include various policies of life insurance and building endowment insurance, and its short-term insurance covers fire insurance, automobile insurance, automobile liability insurance and liability insurance.

 

Country: JAPAN

THE JAPAN AGRICULTURAL NEWS

2-3, Akihabara, Taito-ku,
Tokyo  110 8722, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 5295 7411
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 5295 7459
E-mail:                                                             kobayashi.makoto@agrinews.co.jp
Web Site:                                                         www.nougyou-shimbun.ne.jp

Mr. Murakami Nobumichi, President
Mr. S. Kobayashi, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                                     1948

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1989

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 300 people       

No. of Board of Directors:                                 22

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  daily newspaper

General Profile:

The newspaper is intended for the farmer members. It is a daily newspaper. It is delivered to the homes of the Japanese in the whole country.

 

Country: JAPAN

JAPAN WORKERS COOPERATIVE UNION [JWCU]

Kobunsha Bldg., 6F
3-1-2, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku,
Tokyo 171 0014, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 6907 8040
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 6907 8041
E-mail:                                                             info@roukyou.gr.jp
                                                                        ymdysk@roukyou.gr.jp
Web Site:                                                         http://English.roukyou.gr.jp/index.html

Mr. Naomichi Furutani, Chief Executive Officer

Year of establishment:                                     1979

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1992

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Direct members of coop:                    43
Indirect – primary members of coop:  26

No. of Board of Directors:                                 43

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Worker/Social Cooperative

General Profile:

Japan Workers' Co-operative Union (JWCU) represents and unites worker cooperatives throughout Japan, embracing 10,900 worker-members. JWCU consists of 69 member organizations, primarily worker cooperatives, older persons’ cooperatives and affiliated organizations. Each worker cooperative is owned and democratically controlled by the worker-members and dedicated to creating jobs to promote the well-being of communities through associated work of the members and community residents.

In addition to contributing to the community through the businesses, JWCU tries to strengthen its bonds to the community by performing activities for social solidarity. These include organizing seminars and symposia on a broad range of human and social issues.

Further, based on the practice of associated work and recognizing the population aging in Japan, JWCU initiated the establishment of older persons’ co-operatives with 2 goals: “making no one become bed-ridden” and “more energetic lives for the healthy elderly.” There are more than 30 older persons’ co-operatives with 36,600 members throughout the nation, and their activities include community services, club activities and advocacy efforts.  

Business profile of the cooperative (FY 2007):

Turnover: 22.85 billion yen ($253.9 million if $1 = 90 yen).

Detailed information on business is as follows.

      • Services for the aged and disabled: 36%
      • Building maintenance: 16%
      • Environmental services: 10%
      • Inter-coop contract: 7%
      • Child care: 6%
      • Operation of public facilities: 6%
      • Food/agriculture: 4%
      • Meal services: 3%
      • Transportation: 3%
      • Retail: 2%
      • Seminar: 1%
      • Others: 6%

 

Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF WORKERS’ AND CONSUMERS’
INSURANCE COOPERATIVES [ZENROSAI]

2-12-10, Yogogi, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 151  8571, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 3299 0161
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 5371 2685
E-mail:                                                             takano_satoshi@zenrosai.coop
Web Site:                                                         www.zenrosai.coop/english

Mr. Tamotsu Ishikawa, President
Mr. Takayuki Furukawa, Vice President
Mr. Tadashi Onooka, Sr. Managing Director

Year of establishment:                                     1957

Year of affiliation to ICA                                   1992

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 Direct members of coop : 13.9 million members

No. of Board of Directors:                                 32

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Insurance

General Profile:

ZENROSAI offers insurance coverage to its members, providing financial security and creating a more prosperous community. ZENROSAI’s insurance business started from mutual assistance activities among members taking precautions against various risks to life and home. Since then it has developed into a modern security system: insurance.

ZENROSAI now provides its members not only with financial indemnity but also overall security for a better life.

Business Profile:

*Net Premium Income                :           583.4 JPY billions
*Total assets                             :           2,822 JPY billions
*Insurance offered                     :           Non-Life: Fire, Natural Disaster, Automobile, Traffic accident
Life:   Group life, Individual life, Annuity

 

Country: JAPAN

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS [NFUCA]

Daigaku Seikyo Kaikan Bldg.,
3-30-22, Wada, Suginami-ku,
Tokyo 166 8532, Japan

Tel:                                                                  (81-3) 5307 1122
Fax:                                                                  (81-3) 5307 1179
E-mail:                                                             nfuca@univcoop.or.jp
Web Site:                                                         www.univcoop.or.jp

Mr. Kokichi Shoji, President
Prof. Yasuyuki Hamada, Vice Presdent
Mr. Toshiaki Wada, General Director & CEO                                                                            

Year of establishment:                                     1947

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  2002

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 228 member cooperatives
1.45 million individual members

No. of Board of Directors:                                 56

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  consumer cooperative sector

General Profile:

NFUCA is the national federation of University Cooperatives in Japan, implementing joint activities locally and nationally. University cooperatives are registered and operated under the Consumers’ Livelihood Cooperative Society Law
Membership consists of current students, graduate students, faculty, staffs, and coop staff of respective universities. The number of member students accounts for 40% of all the university students and 31% of all the faculty and staff in universities/colleges in Japan.
University cooperatives, as organizations in higher educational institutions, have three major fields of business and activities, i.e. support of student life, support of student growth, and the support of university activities. University cooperatives are promoting business and activities that contribute to more attractive universities. Additionally, university cooperatives are engaged in community, social and global issues as well.

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF LABOUR BANKS

2-5-15 Khanda Surugadai2-chome,
Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo101-0062

Tel       :           0081-3-3295- 6735
Fax      :            0081-3-3285- 6751
Email  :              kikaku@ho.rokinbank.or.jp

President

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of Coop:              

No. of Board of Directors:                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

Country: KAZAKHSTAN

CONSUMER COOPERATIVE  UNION

050000
Almaty
Tole bi str. 57
Kazakhstan

Tel:                                                      (7-727) 267 0462
Fax:                                                      (7-727) 267 0014
E-mail:                                                 kazcoop@mail.ru
Web Site:                                            

Mr. Khazbulat ASHLYAYEW,  President

Year of establishment:                         1924    

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1992

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Indirect – primary members of cooperative

No. of Board of Directors:                     9

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      consumer

General Profile:

Representation of cooperative interests.

Business Profile:

Retail and manufacture of agricultural products.

Country: KOREA, Rep. of

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE FEDERATION [NACF]

75, 1-Ka, Chungjeong-ro,
Jung-ku,
100 707 Seoul, Republic of Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-2) 2080 6120 - 24
Fax:                                                      (82-2) 2080 6130
E-mail:                                                 nacfico@nonghyup.com
Web Site:                                             www.nacfkr.org/index.php

Mr. Won-Byung Choi, President & Chairman

Year of establishment:                         1961

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1963

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     1187 regional cooperatives with a total of
2.4 million members

No. of Board of Directors:                     35

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Multipurpose cooperatives (extension services,
marketing and supply, livestock and banking and
insurance

General Profile:

NACF was borne out of the integration of the former agricultural cooperatives and the Agricultural Bank in 1961. Since then NACF has played a crucial role not only in improving the conditions of farmers economically, socially and culturally, but also in contributing to the balanced development of the Korean economy.

NACF and its member cooperatives are engaged in diversified business activities and support services to meet the need of member farmers and other clients. They can be grouped into three broad categories: banking sector, non-banking sector (commercial business), and support service sector. They also handle the farm credit guarantee service for the government.

 

Country: KOREA, Rep of

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FISHERIES COOPERATIVES [NFFC]

11-6, Songpa Gu
Shin-Cheon-dong
138 730 Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-2) 2240 0409
Fax:                                                      (82-2) 2240 0420
E-mail:                                                 iktus@korea.com
Web Site:                                             www.suhyup.co.kr

Mr. Jong Koo Lee, Chairman & President

Year of establishment:                         1962

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1979

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     168,803 (as of Dec 31, 2008)
No. of members of fishery coops : 94

No. of Board of Directors:                     7  (excluding outside Directors)

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      fishery

General Profile:

Guidance and Extension

In order to overfulfill the welfare of fishing community, NFFC tries to develop fishery income-growth projects, to preserve and explore the fisheries resources, to ensure the instruction of safe fishing activities and to promote the spirit of cooperative movement through education and publicity activities

Marketing and Supply

We are making every effort in the preparation, processing, merchandizing, and distribution to increase the added value of the fisheries products produced by our fishermen. We are also contributing to the improvement of mutual benefit of producers and consumers through direct purchase and sales and price stabilization programs. Further, we are supporting the fishing activities of fishermen by providing tax exempt fuel for fisheries and extending the supply of fishery equipments and materials.

Banking and Insurance

With the purpose of raising and supplying fisheries fund in time, NFFC conducts various banking business. It endeavors to the leading bank in company with customers in marine finance by playing its crucial part as a cooperative bank with the maximization of the customer satisfaction, strengthening the efficiency of the banking business.

 

Country: KOREA, Rep. of

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION FEDERATION OF KOREA [NACUFOK]

949, Dunsandong, Seogu,
Daejeon , 302-868
South Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-42) 720 1255
Fax:                                                      (82-42) 720 1260
E-mail:                                                 nacufok@cu.co.kr
Web Site:                                             www.cu.co.kr

Dr. Oh-man Kwon, Chairman & President
Mr. Jong-jun Park, CEO

Year of establishment:                         1964

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1992

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     4,991,929 members

No. of Board of Directors:                     21

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      credit union

General Profile:

The National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) is a non-profit institution which is an apex trade association, financial intermediary, and business organization consisting of all CUs.

As a trade association, NACUFOK represents member credit unions to the government, the regulator, and the international credit union society. It conducts publicity, supervision, management consulting and education. As a financial intermediary NACUFOK manages an inter-lending service as a central financial facility and it invests the surplus funds in high grade mutual funds, government and corporate bonds, and other securities.

NACUFOK offers a variety of mutual insurance services to members with 53 products and 594,750 contracts via credit unions.

A credit union is a non-profit financial cooperative which offers a wide range of banking services to members. According to each field of membership, credit unions are classified into community, employee, and association/group based credit unions. Other than financial services, a credit union promotes community development through education, social activities, and by providing funding to disadvantaged people.

Country: KOREA, Rep of

 

KOREAN FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY CREDIT
COOPERATIVES [KFCCC]

10th Floor, KFCC Center
164, Samseong 1 dong, Gangnam gu
Seoul 135  538, Rep. of Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-2) 3459 9033
Fax:                                                      (82-2) 3459 9240
E-mail:                                                 arpa21@kfcc.co.kr
Web Site:                                             www.kfcc.co.kr/english

Mr. Kim Heon-Baek, Chairman & President
Mr. Kim Seung-Kyung, Chief Executive Officer (Insurance)
Mr. Park Hae-Do, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1973

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1994

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     1560 independent local cooperatives
Local cooperatives: 15,687 (x1,000) private
individuals

No. of Board of Directors:                     21

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      banking

General Profile:

        
KFCCC was built by Community Credit Cooperative law for the sound development of the Community Credit Cooperatives and the promotion of mutual growth. The main business and works are as follows: Supervision and examination of CC, Management advice, credit and cooperative insurance business, Education of KFCCC and CC employees, Research, public relation and international cooperation. Various management consultancies of KFCC have been the backbone of the implementation for cooperative businesses.

 

Country: KOREA, Rep of

NATIONAL FORESTRY COOPERATIVES FEDERATION [NFCF]

115-5, Sanjeon-Dong
Songpha-gu
Seoul 138 800, Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-2) 3434  7210
Fax:                                                      (82-2) 3434  7219
E-mail:                                                 support@nfcf.or.kr
Web Site:                                             www.nfcf.or.kr

Mr. Il-Hwan Chang, President & Chairperson

Year of establishment:                         1962

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1996

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:

General Profile:

NFCF was first formed in 1962 in order to protect the rights of forest owners and cooperative members and to promote sustainable forestry practices to help Korean economy.

Since its inception NFCF has accomplished the feat of reforesting severely denuded mountains in the country within the shortest possible time period in the history of world’s reforestation. Without 2 million dedicated cooperative members and citizens such feat would not have been possible. NFCF has also grown with forest owners and managers through various programmes and projects such as forest management extension programmes, forest resource base building projects, marketing both major and minor forest products, building logging roads and infrastructure for sustainable forest management, banking and financing services, and overseas forestry development projects.

Facing ever increasing globally competitive market environment, NFCF with a vision of creating new values out of forests will make best efforts to play a main role for the development of forestry in Korea. NFCF will also play a role to increase the quality of life for the people and to create new values of forested mountain regions where most of forest dependent communities are located.

 

Country: KOREA, Rep of

ICOOP SOLIDARITY OF CONSUMERS’ COOPERATIVES [ICOOP]

4F Youndong BD,
103-1, Simgok-dong,
Wonmi-gu
Bucheon Ciity
Gyeonggi-do
Rep of Korea

Tel:                                                      (82-2) 21817900
Fax:                                                      (82-2) 21817960
E-mail:                                                 icoop@icoop.kr
Web Site:                                             www.icoop.kr

Mr. Bock-su Sin, Chairperson
Mr. Hang-sik Oh, General Director

Year of establishment:                         1998

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2009

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     70 cooperatives plus 221 producer organisations, representing
                                                            Direct member of coop :        35,204 persons
Indirect member of coop :      19,456 persons
No. of producer members:     2,500 producers

No. of Board of Directors:                     N.A.

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Consumer Cooperatives

General Profile:

iCOOP Solidarity of Consumer Cooperatives is the organization established by consumers and producers who pursues ‘safe food system’ being concerned about environment and Korean agriculture. Extension of ‘Ethic Consumption’ leads to promote, to increase ‘Ethic Production’ for oneself, neighborhoods and the globe. On the basis of business and activities for the goal mentioned above, we desire such a society in where urban consumers and rural producers are able to coexist together.

iCOOP Korea develops the following businesses for popularization of consumer cooperative movement : Building safe foods system in local societies; Natural/Dream Foods and Bakery outlets; Delivery business foods for School Meal; Building of production infrastructure – cluster of organic foods production.

 

KOREAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTERPRISES
(KASEE)

Chungram Gallery Building 4th Floor
444-60 Seokyodong
Seoul 121841 Republic of Korea

Mr. Chuljong Lee, Chairman

Mr. Won Ho Nam, General Secretary

Tel       ;           0082-2-3320982
Fax       :           0082-2-31426984
Email   :           kfwc21@hotmail,net/ kasee2008@hotmail.com

Year of establishment:             2008

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                 Associate Member

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

Country: KUWAIT

UNION OF CONSUMR COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES

Hawaily, Bloc 97
Othman Street, 4th Ring Road,
P.O. Box 1838
13019 Safat, Kuwait

Tel:                                                      (965) 2632 700
Fax:                                                      (965) 2615 200
E-mail:                                                 info@kuccs.coop
Web Site:                                             www.kuccs.coop

Mr. Dr. Hussain Ali Mujbil Al Dliwainess

Year of establishment:                         1971

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1981

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Consumer Cooperatives

General Profile:

The UCCS became the official spokesman of the Kuwaiti Consumer Movement. It combines cooperative societies operating in the consumer service field in Kuwait. By law, the decisions adopted by the UCCS are binding to all cooperative societies.

The UCCS undertakes to perform the following duties: Represents all members before official and non-official local, Arab and international agencies; Steers the Consumer Cooperative Movement  Kuwait and protects and defends the material and moral interest of its members; Raises consumer cooperative awareness in Kuwait and endeavours to enhance the Movement’s membership; Regulates the Movement’s activities and coordinates and harmonizes the work of all of its members; Endeavours to optimize performance level in member societies to ensure better consumer services; Performs local and external purchases, funds the construction of productive units, endeavours to reduce costs and improve service level; and controls price rises of consumer commodities protects consumers and seeks to unify prices in all cooperative societies.

Having played an increasingly pioneering role in Kuwait’s social and economic life, the Cooperative Movement contributed to the development, promotion and optimization of domestic and foreign trade, lending support to national companies. This has been manifested in the UCCS drawing up a policy aimed at controlling fake price rises of consumer items. The policy was endorsed by the Board of Directors in late 1979 and was later put into force in early 1980.

Country: MALAYSIA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE ORGANISATION OF MALAYSIA [ANGKASA]

Wisma Ungku A. Aziz
Jln SS 6/1, Kelana Jaya,
47301, Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Tel:                                                                  (60-3)7806 1977
Fax:                                                                  (60-3) 7804 2315
E-mail:                                                             apex@angkasa.coop
Web Site:                                                         www.angkasa.coop

Dato Hj Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar, President
Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hj baharun, Deputy President
Hj. Mustapa Kamal Maulut, Vice President
Dato Hj Abdul Rattah Abdullah, Vice President
Md. Hajah Armi Zainuddin, Vice President
Mr. Nasir Khan Yahaya, General Manager

Year of establishment:                                     1971

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1972

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 3454 cooperatives

No. of Board of Directors:                                 15

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Service (apex cooperative)

General Profile:

ANGKASA is governed by a representative system. The National Assembly which is held annually approves the ANGKASA annual budget, makes policies and approves any amendments or changes to ANGKASA by- laws.
As the apex organization for cooperatives in Malaysia, ANGKASA plays an important role in guiding the cooperative movement in Malaysia, with the following specific objectives: To unify Malaysian cooperatives and to champion the aspirations and rights of the movement; To represent the cooperative movement at national and international level; To propagate cooperative concepts and principles amongst cooperators and Malaysians in general through educational programmes; and To assist the development of member cooperatives.
The Board of ANGKASA known as the National Administrative Committee (NAC) is chaired by the President and includes a Deputy President, three Vice Presidents, and ten Chairpersons of the State Liaison Committees and includes a representative from the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development and a representative from the Ministry of Finance. The NAC oversees the implementation of all policies and objectives of ANGKASA.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) which is appointed by the NAC ensures the effective execution of decisions made by the NAC. The NEC also monitors the daily operation of ANGKASA and makes certain that the organisation is managed accordingly
The Parliament of Malaysia recently passed 2 new Acts, i.e. Malaysian Co-operative Commission Act and Co-operative Society Act 2007. The Malaysian Co-operative Commission will replace the Malaysian Co-operative Development Department.

 

Country: MALAYSIA

NATIONAL LAND FINANCE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD. [NLFCS]

Level 10 Wisma Tun Sambanthan
Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
Peti Surat 12133
50768 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel:                                                      (60-3) 2273 1250
Fax:                                                      (60-6) 2274 0825
E-mail:                                                 sahadev3@tm.net.my
Web Site:                                             www.nlfcs.com.my

Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato K.R. Somasundram, Executive Chairman
Y. Bhg. Dato P. Balaram, Vice chairman

Year of establishment:                         1960

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1979

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     49,239 members

No. of Board of Directors:                     15

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Plantation

General Profile:

The economic scenario of the post-independence era in the 60’s created a situation where unemployment and eviction from homes occurred when European-owned rubber estates were sold to locals who in turn fragmented and sold them for profit.

In an effort to rectify the problem which resulted from fragmentation of estates, the Malaysian Indian Congress, spearheaded by the late Tun Dr. V.T. Sambanthan, and some concerned citizens, established the NLFCS to provide opportunity for land ownership among estate workers.

Plantation workers were persuaded to buy shares in the cooperative at RM 100/= per share, payable in monthly installment of RM 10/=.

With this, the society managed to purchase its first rubber estate covering a total of 2900 acres or 1174 ha (Bukit Sidim Estate) in Kedah.  From this humble beginning, today NLFCS own rubber, oil palm and coconut plantations all over the country

The society has implemented numerous benefit schemes for its members with the objectives to: improve the education level of its members’ children; increase houses ownership of members; promote small scale entrepreneurs; and provide financial aid to members.

Realizing the fact that it cannot solely depend on plantation sector (owning and operating plantations) which is subject to fluctuating commodity prices, the Society moved on to strengthen its base by diversifying into: property development; manufacturing; establishing and operating educational institutes; trading and retail business for both domestic and export markets and health and medical services.

The society’s bigger role has been in property development where to-date it has set up two townships, one each in Negeri Sembilan and Selangor and seven housing estates in various parts of the country.

Now the Society is gearing itself for greater challenges in the new millennium, namely opportunity available in the information technology and developing niche markets in the growing borderless world.

 

Country: MALAYSIA

COOPERATIVE COLLEGE OF MALAYSIA [CCM]

103, Jalan Templer
P.O. Box 60
46700 Petlaing Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Tel:                                                      (60-3) 7964 9000
Fax:                                                      (60-3) 7957 0434
E-mail:                                                 mkm@mkm.edu.my
Web Site:                                             www.mkm.edu.my

Dato Musa bin Muhammad, Chairman
Tuan Hj Idris bin Ismail, Director

Year of establishment:                         1956

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2003

Status:                                                 Associate Member

Membership of the Coop:                     5,170 cooperatives
6.3 individual members

No. of Board of Directors:                     N.A.

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Education & Training

General Profile:

The Cooperative College of Malaysia (CCM) is the only educational institution offering cooperative studies in Malaysia. It was incorporated under an act of Parliament in 1968 as a statutory body responsible for the provision of training and education on cooperative studies for the cooperative movements in the country. The CCM is now an agency under the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development

The Cooperative College of Malaysia Act of 1968 has designated the CCM as an institution for the development and promotion of cooperative training and education in the country. The functions of the CCM are:

  • Conducting courses related to cooperatives.
  • Publishing or printing books on cooperatives or other related matters.
  • Conducting research and offering consultancy services on cooperatives.

A Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration (Specialization in Co-operative Management), jointly organized with University Utara Malaysia (UUM) was introduced at the end of 2008. 

As part of its efforts to realize its vision, CCM is actively training cooperators from developing countries in the African and Asian Pacific region under the banner of the Malaysian Technical Co-operation Programmed (MTCP). Four 4 week programmes are currently offered and they are:-

  • Certificate in Co-operative Management (introduced in 1985)
  • Certificate in Co-operative Auditing (introduced in 2001)
  • Certificate in Co-operative Human Resource Management (introduced in 2002)
  • Certificate in Co-operative Desktop Publishing (introduced in 2003)

CCM is also actively involved in undertaking research pertaining to the cooperative movement in Malaysia. This enables a better understanding of the issues and problems affecting the cooperative movement as well as obtains input needed to enhance the quality of training provided to cooperatives.

COUNTRY- MONGOLIA

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MONGOLIAN AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES (NAMAC)

Peace Avenue 18A/1
Ulaanbaator 47,
Ulaanbaator
Mongolia

Tel:                              976-11-453535

Fax :                             976-11-458899
Email :                                     info@namac.mn

Website :                      www.namac.mn                       

Chairman;                                            Mr. Bayatsaikhan Nadmid

Managing Director:

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:                     N.A.

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Agriculture

General Profile:

The National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Cooperatives /NAMAC/ is a non-governmental organization which was re-organized by its First General Assembly in January 1992. The Supreme Council of Agricultural Cooperatives the precursor of NAMAC was founded in 1967 and played a significant role in increasing agricultural production efficiency, improving living standard of rural population and developing educational and cultural welfare. The establishment of association of agricultural cooperatives opened new opportunities not only in cooperative development also in intensifying economy and cultural development as well as it increased the production capacity of the country. Since cooperatives  inter-cooperative factories and other cooperatives were merged into an association, the organization structure was tightened and democratic management principle followed  activities.

NAMAC re-organized during the performing process of centrally planned system started to follow new principle regarding the international standard. But still referring to the achievements of former association, cooperatives merge into the provincial branches which join with national association on voluntary base and it as one big unit works with a motto of "Consolidate Our Strength"

Mission

Be a national body to support the cooperation and mutual trust among the rural producers and to promote the favorable environment for cooperative development.

Strategic&goals

1. To upgrade the management of cooperative organization
2. To develop the human resource for cooperative organization
3. To expand the number of cooperatives and strengthen their economic viability
4. To extend international relationship of cooperative organization
The member cooperatives of NAMAC comprises more than 100 thousand individual members of 38 thousand households throughout Mongolia and about 200 thousand people benefit from the cooperative activity. The cooperatives deliver consumer goods of 4 billion  annual gross production by around 210 small and medium-scale ventures engaged in 20 types of businesses reaches more than 1 billion to earn sale income of 9.5-10.5 billion .

Country: MYANMAR

CENTRAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.

Saya San Plaza
Junction of Saya San Road and New
University Avenue Road
Bahan TSP,
Yangon, Myanmar

Tel:                                                      (95-1) 557640, 554687
Fax:                                                      (95-1) 553894
E-mail:                                                 ccscencoop@gmail.com
                                                            ccsl@myanmar.com.mm
Web Site:                                             www.ccsmyanmar.com

Mr. Khin Maung Aye, Chairperson
Mr. Kyaw Lynn, Vice Chairman
Mr. Kyi Tint, Managing Director
Mr. Kyaw Thein, Chief Executive Officer

Year of establishment:                         1975 (in the early years, the apex body was
Represented by the Union of Wholesale Cooperatives
Ltd.

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1993

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     CCS was formed by merging 20 Unions of
of Cooperatives, and 225 Federation level society
are associate members. Through these societies,
CCS is representing 15668 cooperative societies with 2 million Individual members

No. of Board of Directors:                     30

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Cooperatives are established in all sectors
of the State, such as production, services and trade.

General Profile:

Cooperatives are involved in all sectors of economy, in the production there are agricultural and industrial (SME) cooperatives. Agricultural cooperatives which include production and marketing are the backbone of the movement. In industry, it is mostly small and medium enterprises. The service sector of cooperatives is led by saving and credit cooperatives. It also includes health-care, 100 bedded and 16 bedded hospitals and transportation. Many primary societies are involved in activities like electrification, supply of clean water. Micro-financing is also introduced in many areas where most of seed money is released from CCS. The micro-financing institutions after one year old and with total membership of 1000 will be formed into a credit union society. In trade sector, there are consumer and trading cooperatives. Export and import activities are realised by those societies.

The CCS is engaged in business and cooperative promotional activities. It also carries out cooperative education and training activities in collaboration with the Department of Cooperative Development. The primaries are multipurpose in character and provide credit, input supply and marketing of member’s produce in addition to allied services. Owning and operating processing facilities like rice mills, oil expellers, condensed milk manufacturing, salt plants, textile mills and other workshops, do value adding. Rice and rice products, beans and pulses, maize etc are exported and fertiliser, machineries and other consumer food etc. are imported.

Country: NEPAL

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE FEDERATION OF NEPAL LTD. [NCF]

P.O. Box No. 11859
Bijulibazar
Kathmandu  
Nepal

Tel:                                                      (977-1) 478 1510/478 1697
Fax:                                                      (977-1) 478 1326
E-mail:                                                 ncf@wlink.com.np
Web Site:                                             www.ncfnepal.com.np

Mr. Kesab Prasad Badal, Chairman
Mr. Bijaya Raj Ghimire, Executive Director
Mr. Ram Bhajan Shah, General Manager

Year of establishment:                         1993

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1997

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Direct member of Coop:  97 (Central Level Coops
Federation, National Cooperative Bank, District Level
Coops Union)

                                                            Indirect – Primary members of Coop: 11,302 primary
Coops, 7 Central Level Coops Federation, 1 National
Cooperative Bank, 143 District Level Coops Union

No. of Board of Directors:                     17

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      All sectors of cooperatives – national apex

General Profile:

The National Cooperative Federation of Nepal Limited [NCFN], established on June 20, 1993 under the Cooperative Act 1992, is an apex body of the cooperative movement of all types and levels of cooperatives organized on the basis of universally accepted cooperative values and principles.
Approximately 2 million individual members are involved in the different types of cooperatives for their economic, social and cultural development activities.
Following are the Union’s functions: (a) Promotion and Development; (b) Training, Education and Publication; (c) Business Promotion and Operation; (d) Planning & Management Consultancy; (e) Inter-Cooperative Relation; and (f) Leadership and Representation.
Share is one of the main sources of NCF/N capital formation and also a precondition for obtaining the membership of the cooperatives. NCF/N authorized share capital is NRS 500 million. The value of each unit of share is NRS. 5000.
NCF/N has the General Assembly constituted by the representatives from member cooperatives. The General Assembly elects Board of Directors for the tenure of 5 years.

Country: NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND COOPERATIVES ASSOCIATION INC.

Level 3, 75 Ghuznee Street, Te Aro
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Tel:                                                      (64-4) 384 4595
Fax:                                                      (64-4) 801 6966
E-mail:                                                 nzca@nz.coop
Web Site:                                             www.nz.coop

Mr. Peter Macdougall, Chairperson
Mr. Ramsey Margolis, Executive Director

Year of establishment:                         1984

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2006

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     47 full members, 2 associate members

No. of Board of Directors:                     9 member groups: Arabie & horticulture, Dairy,
Fertilizer & top dressing, financial services,
Grocery wholesale, Meat & wool, Trades & retail services, Trading societies and other members.

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      national association of coop businesses

General Profile:

The Association aims to:
• encourage, promote and advance New Zealand cooperatives
• act as representative association for those engaged as cooperatives
• promote discussion and cooperation with decision-makers at all levels of
government, designed to further the interests of the cooperative movement
• provide services and expertise to those engaged in the cooperative movement
and to carry out research into all aspects of the movement
• collect, verify and publish information relating to the cooperative movement.

Limited assistance is offered to groups of people trying to start a cooperative
and try to involve the small number of non-member cooperatives in the
work of the association. Those cooperatives which are active are very much mature
businesses, with a turnover that represents more than 20% of the country’s GDP. There is no
formal assistance from government to develop new cooperative businesses.

Inadequate funding: With a small member base, the Association receives
funding in the form of member subscriptions only with no government or
charitable assistance and is thus able to employ just one person, on a part-time
basis.

Country: PAKISTAN

KARACHI COOPERATIVE HOUSING SOCIETIES UNION

SNPA-15 Shaheed-E-Milat Road
Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Tel:                                                      (92-21) 4532603
Fax:                                                      (92-21) 2760790
E-mail:                                                 kchsunionltd@hotmail.com
Web Site:                                            

Dr. Fahimuddin Ansari, Chairman
Mr. Muhammad Sharif Bhaiji, Managing Director

Year of establishment:                         1949

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2007

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     24 Cooperative Societies with 100,000 members

No. of Board of Directors:                     24

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      housing
(It has further invested into hospitals, community
centres, schools, colleges and club’s orphan villages)

General Profile:

The Karachi Cooperative Housing Societies Union Ltd. was registered under the West Pakistan Cooperative Societies Act VII of 1925 in early 1950 with the aim of acquiring land from government and other agencies on license or lease and to give sub-lease of the same to Member Societies after developing the land. It also provided and maintained municipal and other service till such time when the same was handed over to local authorities in early 70’s. The entire plan and layout road, lanes paths and sites for shopping centres and public amenities were done by KCHS Union.

The current business of the Union is as follows:

  1. to acquire land from Government and other agencies on license or lease on such terms and conditions, as are agreed upon between the Board of Directors of the Union and the Government or other agencies.
  2. to purchase building material, equipment and other articles for the development of land.
  3. to provide and maintain municipal and other necessary services and to levy charges in respect of them on the Member Societies and plot holders, till such time as the area is handed over to a local authority.
  4. to coordinate the working of the member societies.
  5. to advise and assist the affiliated societies.
  6. to collect subscription and contribution etc from the societies affiliated and to arrange for raising loans jointly and or on behalf of member societies.
  7. to settle matters of common interest, to advise and assist its members.
  8. to do all other things that may be conducive to the development of the land of the Member Societies and to the furthering of the objects of the union.

 

Country: PHILIPPINES

NATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF COOPERATIVES INC. [NATCCO]

227, J.P. Rizal, Barangay Bayanihan
Project 4
Quezon City 1109, Philippines

Tel:                              (63-2) 912 6005
Fax:                              (63-2) 913 7016
E-mail:                         ceo@natcco.coop
Web Site:                     www.natcco.coop

Mr. Reynaldo A. Gandionco, Chairperson
Ms. Sylvua O. Paraguy CEO

Year of establishment:                                     1977                

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1979

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 311 direct coop affiliate members with 611,974 individual members based from 163 coops.

No. of Board of Directors:                                 15

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Farmers, Fishers, Self-employed/Vendors/Informal Sector, Housekeepers, Employees

General Profile:

The National Confederation of Cooperatives [NATCCO] is the secondary level organisation of 312 cooperatives which include primary coops, federations, and regional development councils – across the Philippines. NATCCO was organised in 1977 by five regional training centres, then known as National Association of Training Centres for Cooperatives, to coordinate the provision of training and educational services at the national level and serve as the voice of cooperatives belonging to NATCCO network. In response to the growing needs of primary cooperatives affiliates, NATCCO was converted into a multi-service national cooperative federation while the regional training centres were transformed into multi-service cooperative development centres in 1986. In 2000, NATCCO underwent a transformation journey which resulted to its decision to become a two-tier cooperative and focus its services to financial intermediation in 2005. New vision-mission was also crafted as an output of the 4-year transformation.

More than 70% of cooperatives are engaged in savings and credit operations. Although majority of the cooperative classify themselves as multi-purpose, the majority activities of these cooperatives are into savings and credit functions. Proposed amendments to the existing Philippine Cooperative Code was approved by both the legislative bodies (lower house and senate) and signed into law by the President of the Republic only last February 17, 2009, thus, strengthening financial services of cooperatives of the country.

Today NATCCO is the biggest and strongest national federations of cooperatives in the Philippines in terms of geographical reach, membership, financial capacity, and array of services.

 

VICTO (NATIONAL COOPERATIVE FEDERATION LTD)

59, 1st Street Beverly Hills
Lahug, Cebu City
Philippines

Tel:                              0063-2-2540602            
Fax:                              0063-2-2531317            
email:                           victo@mozcom.co                  
Web Site:                                            

Ms Mercedes D. Castillo

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:                    

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

VICTO National is a federation of cooperative societies which provides various services to its members and other clients. These include education and training; consulting; project development, business incubation and enterprise development.

Employing 30 persons VICTO National brought together 250,699 individual members within its 2008 member societies.

VICTO National is a renowned for being the only cooperative which received the Benigno S. Aquino Foundation Award for its work in disadvantaged communities. In addition, VICTO National was also the first awardee for the development management sponsored by the World Executive Digest and Japan Airlines.

With funding from Rabobank Foundation of Netherlands, the VICTO National Cooperative Federationis set to implement a project that aims to prime up capabilities of cooperatives in agribusiness development and management in Mindanao.

Country: SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE NATIONAL COOPERATIVE FEDERATION LTD. [SNCF]

510 Thomson Road
#12-02, SLF Building
Singapore 298-135

Tel:                                                      (65) 62590077
Fax:                                                      (65) 62599577
E-mail:                                                 sncf@sncf.org.sg
Web Site:                                             www.sncf.coop

Mr. Chan Tee Seng, Chairman, Executive Council
Ms. Dolly Goh, Chief Executive

Year of establishment:                         1980

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1985

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     74 cooperatives

No. of Executive Council Members:      11                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Encompasses 4 sectors (i.e. NTUC, Credit, Service
& Campus)

General Profile:

The Co-operative Societies Act (1979) revised the earlier legislation (the Co-operative Societies Ordinance) after taking into account social and economic developments since 1925. The Act also made provision for the formation of an apex organisation to enhance the growth of the Co-operative Movement and the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) was accordingly established on 18 September 1980. The Act was further amended on 16 September 2008 and became effective
On 20 October, 2008.

Today, 74 Co-operatives are affiliated to SNCF, engaged in various areas of businesses as follows:

  • Insurance
  • Consumer
  • Childcare
  • Elder Care
  • Print Media
  • Trading & Support
  • Property Development & Maintenance
  • Security Services
  • Thrift and Loan
  • Travel Services
  • Training & Educational Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Aged Care & Welfare
  • Environmental Services
  • Maritime Services
  • Manpower Services

& Social Enterprise Projects (targeted at helping the disadvantaged members of society)

In order to better serve the needs of its affiliates, SNCF grouped them into four sectors, namely the Campus Co-operatives Sector; the Credit Co-operatives Sector; the NTUC Co-operatives Sector and the Service Co-operatives Sector. The groupings were based on their nature of businesses with the intention for SNCF to provide specialized and tailor-made services to these affiliates.

Some of the cooperatives such as NTUC Fair Price Cooperative’s chain of supermarkets and NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative have even become household names and have made it to ICA Global 300 List.

Top priority areas of SNCF are: Promoting good corporate governance; Promoting Social Mission of Cooperatives and promoting cooperation among cooperatives.

Country: SRI LANKA

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA [NCC]

Cooperative House
455, Galle Road, P.O. Box 1469
Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

Tel:                                                                  (94-11) 2585496
Fax:                                                                  (94-11) 2587062
E-mail:                                                             slncc@sltnet.lk
Web Site:                                                        

Mr. Bandupala Ranawaka, President
Mr. MGS Silva, General Secretary

Year of establishment:                                     1972

Year of affiliation to ICA:                                  1973

Status:                                                             Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                                 27 District Cooperative Councils and
14 Apex Level Cooperative Organisations

No. of Board of Directors:                                 12

Sector to which the Coop belongs:                  Marketing, Banking, Industrial, Dairy, Hospital,
Textile, Printing, Consumer, Agriculture,
Production, Fisheries, Youth Services, Women,
Tourism

General Profile:

The National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka [NCC/SL] is the apex cooperative organisation and is an umbrella organisation of the entire Movement. As a member of the ICA, the NCC/SL acts as the spokesman of the Movement both within and outside the country. The NCC carries out education and training activities through its district councils, education centres and regional training centres. The National Institute of Cooperative Development, Polgolla, a government institution, has been incorporated with International Co-operative Training Institute and Centre for Human Resources Development as an institute for education and training. The NCC offers mainly two training programmes – Co-operative General Certificate Course and Co-operative National Higher Course.

Most of the cooperatives are engaged in various kinds of business activities such as Small Enterprising Developments (agricultural products, dairy products, textile, tea and coconut farming, Co-op Shops (Super markets), Coir products, Handicraft items, Clay productions, Consumer products and fruits and vegetables.

Sri Lankan government has already declared budget for the year 2008 to remove all the taxes imposed on the cooperative societies and past dues and Island wide modernization of structural network systems and mechanism of 305 multi Purpose Cooperative Societies to distribute essential consumer items through the branches of the same societies. Government has allocated one million rupee loan per a society to modernize to Budget Shops in each operational area of the consumer societies.

 

Country: SRI LANKA

FEDERATION OF THRIFT & CREDIT COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES LTD [SANASA]

45/90, Nawala Road, Kirilapone
Narahenpita,
Colombo 6, Sri Lanka

Tel:                                                      (94-11) 2369042
Fax:                                                      (94-11) 2369043
E-mail:                                                 sanasafe@sltnet.lk
Web Site:                                             www.sltnet.lk

Mr. G Maddumage Gunarathna, President
Mr. L.B. Dissanayake, General Manager

Year of establishment:                         1980                

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1988

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Direct member of coop:                        400
Indirect – primary members of coop:  1,000,000

No. of Board of Directors:                     9

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     Thrift & Credit

General Profile:

SANASA is the Sinhala acronym for the movement of Thrift and Credit Cooperative Societies in Sri Lanka. SANASA is the only micro finance cooperative net work in Sri Lanka covering all provinces with 8,424 primary societies. The core services of a SANASA Primary Societies are: promotion of thrift habit among the membership; enhancement of productivity and reduction of unemployment; use of funds mobilized, for mainly micro credit; preparation of the SANASA primary societies to adopt IT technology and appropriate techniques; developing human capacity at grass root level; and partner in National Development.

The membership of the movement consists of persons belonging to all races and religions.  Strengthening and developing community to establish the new social order is the basic vision of SANASA.

 

Country: SRI LANKA

CONSUMER COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES FEDERATION OF SRI LANKA LTD. [COOPFED]

No. 11 Saunders Place
Colombo 12, Sri Lanka

Tel:                                                      (94-11) 2437137, 2437138
Fax:                                                      (94-11) 2331008
E-mail:                                                 coopfed@sol.lk
Web Site:                                             www.coopfed.lakdora.com

Mr. U.K.D. Palitha Rohana, Chairman
Mr. D.K. Pathirana, General Manager

Year of establishment:                         1989

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1992

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     250 Multipurpose Cooperative Societies

No. of Board of Directors:                     9

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Consumer Cooperative Sector

General Profile:

The Sri Lanka Consumer Cooperative Societies Federation Ltd was registered on 15 September 1989 as the apex Federation of the Consumer Cooperative Movement in Sri Lanka and commenced its business operations on 7 March 1990. The need for an organization at the center to assist the Consumer Cooperative Societies was felt and establish the Cooperative Federation with the contribution of the state. Its main purpose is to supply the consumer requirements of the member Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies through out in Sri Lanka. The COOPFED has gone further by setting up of opening self-service shops in urban & rural areas and welfare shops in government offices and schools.

All Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies operating through out Sri Lanka are members of the Cooperative Federation. The value of one share is Rs 25000/- and all members are entitled to take one share of the share capital. At present 250 Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies have enrolled as active members of Cooperative Federation.

 

Country: SRI LANKA

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT [NICD]

Polgolla, Kandy
Sri Lanka

Tel:                                                      (94-8) 2498679, 2498680
Fax:                                                      (94-8) 2499741
E-mail:                                                 nicd@sltnet.lk
Web Site:                                             www.nicd.edu.lk

Mr. P.G. Dasanayaka, Chairman
Mr. Gamini Rajaratne, Director General

Year of establishment:                         1943

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2005

Status:                                                 Associate Member

Membership of the Coop:                     -

No. of Board of Directors:                     9

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Apex cooperative education and training
institution

General Profile:

The School of Cooperation, which existed for 55 years until the dawn of the new millennium was restructured as the National Institute of Cooperative Development with the objectives of providing a new educational approach, enriched with new strategies and methodology with potentiality to face globalization by being deviated from the traditional system of cooperative education prevailed till then.

The National Institute of Cooperative Development was established by Act No.01 of 2001 to function as far as institution free from obligations to the state maintaining its autonomy so that the cooperative movement and cooperative education can face the challenges of globalization.

Institutions affiliated to the National Cooperative Council and those belonging to the provincial Cooperative Development Department are functioning at appropriate levels for the advancement of cooperative education and training sector in Sri Lanka. However, the NICD is functioning as a National Training Institute while implementing Higher Education and Training activates with the patronage of other establishment.

Country : Tajikistan

Republic Union of Consumer Societies  (Soyuz Tadjikmatlubot)

Rudaki Ave. 137
Dushanbe-734003
Republic of Tajikistan

Mr. Sirodjiddin H. Valiev, Chairperson of the Board

Telephone :                              (992) 37 221 0944

Fax :                                         (992) 37 221 0944

Email :                                                 koopvneshtorg@mail.ru

Website :

Year of establishment:                        

Year of affiliation to ICA:                     

Status:                                                

Membership of the Coop:                     -

No. of Board of Directors:                    

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     

General Profile:

Republic Union of Consumer Societies of Tajikistan unites and coordinates the activities of the regional consumer societies and its union. It also promotes the cooperative movement nationally. In 2007  it had 30 member societies representing nearly 20,000 individuals.

Country: United Arab Emirates [UAE]

SHARJAH COOPERATIVE SOCIETY

P.O. Box 5435
Sharjah, UAE

Tel:                                                      (06) 5665644
Fax:                                                      (06) 5663232
E-mail:                                                 ashraf.hr@hotmail.com
Web Site:

Year of establishment:                         1977

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      2008

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     10,442 individual members

No. of Board of Directors:

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      consumer cooperatives

General Profile:

Sharjah Cooperative Society is a consumer cooperative with 209 stores. It produces and packages products. They also have a member of commercial rentals and provide loans. The Society has 10,442 individual members of which 1,722 are women. They have 820 employees, 123 of which are women. Their turnover is 391,539,123 Dirhams (109,586,404 CHF). Their share capital and reserves is 121,000,000 Dirhams (33,866,232 CHF).

Country: THAILAND

COOPERATIVE LEAGUE OF THAILAND [CLT]

13, Pichai Road, Dusit,
Bangkok 10300, Thailand

Tel:                                          (66-2) 669 3254

Fax:                                          (66-2) 241 1228

E-mail:                                     green.clt@gmail.com

Web Site:                                 www.clt.or.th

Mr. Mongkalut Pukanut, Chairman

Year of establishment:                         1969

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1974

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Total : 7,517, with a membership of 9,810,307 households
Agricultural Coop Sector:   4,526 with a membership 6,001,867

Non-Agricultural Coop Sector: 2,991 with a membership 3,808,440

No. of Board of Directors:                     13 persons

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Agricultural cooperatives, Land Settlement
Cooperatives, Fishery Cooperatives, Saving and Credit Cooperatives, Consumer Cooperatives, Service Cooperatives, Credit Union Cooperatives.

General Profile:

The Cooperative League of Thailand (CLT), established according to Cooperative Act in 1968, as the national apex body of the Cooperative Movement in the country. It has affiliates of 7,448 cooperatives at all levels serving over 9.8 million households. The CLT plays a major role in the area of cooperation, promotion and development of the cooperatives in Thailand to help and promote sustainable development of Thai cooperatives.

The organisational structure of the CLT is administered by the General Meeting of Cooperative Representatives, Board of Directors, and Executive Director, two Deputy Executive Directors. There are five bureaus serving the CLT activities – office of the Director, Cooperative Training Institute, CLT Coop Training Centre, Technical and Propagation Bureau, and Cooperative Promotion and Development Bureau.
The National Co-operative Development Board (NCDB) has been set up to advise the government concerning policies and guidelines for promotion and development of co-operatives. NCDB has assigned steering committee mainly from CPD, CAD, and CLT to design framework and policy for development of co-operatives.

Country: VIETNAM

VIETNAM COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE [VCA]

77, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Ba Dinh District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel:                                                      (84-4) 38431768
Fax:                                                      (84-4) 38431883

E-mail:                                                 vca@vietnamcoop.org

Web Site:                                             www.vietnamcoop.org

Mr. Nguyen Tien Quan, President

Mr. Hoang Nghia Trung, Director of International Relations Department

Year of establishment:                         1961

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1988

Status:                                                 Regular Member

Membership of the Coop:                     7,142 cooperatives

No. of Board of Directors:                     15

Sector to which the Coop belongs:      Agriculture, Fisheries, Industry & Handicraft,
Consumers, Credit Unions, Transport, Construction,
Environment, Electricity and others.

General Profile:

The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) is a non-governmental social, economic organisation and an apex organisation of Vietnam Cooperative Movement. It is organised at the central and provincial levels. The co-operative enterprises at the primary level are affiliated to the provincial cooperative alliance, which, federate into the central alliance. The cooperative alliance has been established in all 63 provinces and cities throughout Vietnam. 

As at the end of 2006, there were 17,500 cooperatives and cooperative associations in the whole country, including 8,458 agricultural cooperatives, 586 trade and service cooperatives, 2,205 industrial – craft industry cooperatives, 557 construction cooperatives, 486 fishery cooperatives, 1,060 transportation cooperatives, 915 credit cooperatives, 2,585 electronic cooperatives, and 217 other types of cooperatives.

The National Representative Congress of Cooperatives, the highest decision-making body of the VCA, meets every five years. The Congress elects the Central Executive Committee, responsible for managing the VCA, meets twice every year. The Central Executive Committee of the second congress currently has 117 members, including representative leaders from ministries and mass organisations, directors of departments and affiliates of VCA and representatives from cooperatives, cooperative associations and professional organisations of all sectors.

As the national organization representing and associating all cooperatives in Vietnam, VCA renders support services to the cooperatives as well as implementing viable and effective economic activities to steer and uplift the movement. The support services and economic activities of VCA are carried out through programmes and the training, consulting and supporting centres or provincial cooperative alliances.

INTERNATIONAL MEMBER

ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN CONFEDERATION OF CREDIT UNIONS [ACCU]

No. 36/2, Soi 60, Ramkhamheang Road
Bangkapi, P.O. Box 24-171
10240 Bangkok, Thailand

Tel:                                                      (66-2) 3743170
Fax:                                                      (66-2) 3745321
E-mail:                                                 accu@aaccu.coop
Web Site:                                             www.aaccu.coop

Mr. Oh-man Kwon, President
Mr. Ranjith Hettiarachchi, Chief Executive Officer

Year of establishment:                         1971

Year of affiliation to ICA:                      1992

Status:                                                 International Member

Membership of the Coop:                     Regular members: 15, Affiliated members: 17,
Supporter members: 24

No. of Board of Directors:                     6

Sector to which the Coop belongs:     Savings and credit
General Profile:

ACCU plays a vital role in promoting and strengthening credit unions in Asia
as instruments for community development. ACCU develops systems, methodologies and models and provides training to help people help themselves through the credit union. ACCU believes that a
Sustainable Credit Union provides poor people an access to affordable financial services enabling them to grow and sustain.