MNRE 015: Cooperatives and Farmer's Organizations

By Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 461
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

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout

Cooperatives and Farmers’ Organizations (MNRE015)


Concept and Evolution of Cooperatives


Forms of Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperatives- 1


Forms of Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperatives-2


Principles of Cooperatives


Successful Cooperatives in Agriculture


Structure, Laws and Management of Cooperatives 


Peoples’ Participation and Farmers Organizations


Self Help Groups


Non- Government Organizations in Rural Development


Policy Making for Cooperatives and Farmers Organizations

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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