On November 27th ,the 13 ICA-AP regional assembly and 10th global conference was held attended by Dr. Larijani,
the Iran Parliament speaker ,Dr. Shariatmadari ,the minister of cooperation ,welfare
and social welfare and Dr. H. Shirzad , Deputy of jahad- Agriculture minister
and CEO of CORC.
Pointing out the globally current turbulent situation, Shirzad
affirmed the regional and international coalition as the solution of combating
challenges including food security and environmental problems. Cooperatives'
share increasing in the power system is a strategically decision that
government should adopt, Shirzad stated.
" The consistent and
growing trend of cooperatives, despite of the socio-economic challenges, has
led to receive more attention. In Iran, rural cooperatives were developed in
1963 to secure improvement of rural areas", Shirzad added.
Elaboration the mission of rural cooperatives on policy making and
supporting rural women cooperatives, he reminded that currently having 6000 cooperative societies with 4.5,
million members, the rural and agriculture cooperative network have captured
the largest share of Iran cooperatives system.
CORC and rural and agricultural cooperatives enjoy legal bases including comprehensively
authenticated "Article of Association", the 44th Article
of Constitutional Law on privatization as well as the land integration ACT, Shirzad stated.
positive and negative empowerment as the main strategy for capacity building as
well as to tackle the risks, Shirzad addressed the governmental aids for development of supporting funds to
renovate the physical structure of the rural and agricultural network.
connection with market, livelihood improvement and securing the fair access for
small scale farmers to the social justice are of the main goals of CORC which
are endeavored to be achieved in cooperation with national union including
CURACI, SCURA and CURPC.
"Development of cooperatives and farmers' organizations have
enhanced rural entrepreneurship and farmers' income ", Dr.Shirzad, the CEO
of CORC said.