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Cooperatives and Farmers’ Organizations (MNRE015)

By Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
The history of the cooperative movement in developing countries, the concept underlying the cooperative movement, the distinction between cooperatives and public /private sectors, and the extent of achievement of the inherent objective for the upliftment of peasantry and rural masses are important highlights of this course. The course will familiarize you with various aspects of the cooperative movement in developing countries in general and India in particular.
 
The different forms of cooperatives in agriculture and rural sectors; fundamental principles of cooperatives; laws, rules, and regulations; monitoring and human resources development essential for the success of cooperatives functioning are discussed. The course shall also expose to various types of farmers’ organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) working for the betterment of the farming communities and the poor. You will learn the principles, and philosophy underlying people’s participation; characteristics, and process of self-help groups and their role in the socio-economic empowerment of rural people. The policy-making bodies related to cooperatives and farmers’ organizations are elaborately discussed.

Course Credit - 4


Learners enrolled: 710

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT


    Cooperatives and Farmers’ Organizations (MNRE015)

    Week-1

    Concept and Evolution of Cooperatives

    Week-2

    Forms of Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperatives- 1

    Week-3

    Forms of Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperatives-2

    Week-4

    Principles of Cooperatives

    Week-5

    Successful Cooperatives in Agriculture

    Week-6

    Structure, Laws and Management of Cooperatives 

    Week-7

    Peoples’ Participation and Farmers Organizations

    Week-8

    Self Help Groups

    Week-9

    Non- Government Organizations in Rural Development

    Week-10

    Policy Making for Cooperatives and Farmers Organizations

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Dr. Praveen K. Jain, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics is working as Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. His areas of interest include e-learning technologies, e-extension, and agriculture education through ODL besides the core areas agricultural policy, agricultural marketing and agribusiness management. He is coordinating distance education programmes in the areas of agricultural policy, plantation management, agribusiness management and agriculture extension. He has more than 40 research papers and 3 books to his credit.

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