CINADCO - Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation
The Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO), of Israel's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is MASHAV's main professional and operational affiliate for international agricultural rural development cooperation. CINADCO Headquarters operate from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Center in Beit-Dagan, located near Tel Aviv. CINADCO's activities focus on key issues and topics of the global Agenda to enhance agricultural development, improve food supply, employment and economic growth in developing countries.
The professional “hallmark” of CINADCO's activities is based on Israel's own agricultural and rural development experience, to develop the agro- and rural-sector under semi-arid and arid climatic conditions and management of limited natural production resources together with the integration of appropriate agro-technologies, water and irrigation, research and development (R&D) and agricultural extension, and delivering know-how to farmers and to the rural areas at large, to enhance overall national employment and economic growth.
CINADCO's Main Professional Functions:
- Human resource development and capacity building.
- Transfer of know-how in different agricultural and resource base conditions.
- Professional and operational support for planning and implementation of agricultural programs and projects.
- Professional consultancy services for agri-business development projects.
- Long-and short-term consultancy missions of experts to support overseas programs and projects.
- Applied research and special programs in agriculture-related subjects.
CINADCO's activities take place in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, CIS Republics, the Middle East, Latin America and Oceania. Activities are conducted in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and other local languages. The prime aim is to enhance development, economic growth and employment through human capacity building, transfer of expertise and technologies that have assisted Israel's own path to agricultural and rural development. CINADCO draws upon the development experience and professional skills of the pool of experts in the Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, universities, institutes and the agro-sector of Israel at large.
A professional and operational network has likewise been developed with international institutions, organizations, and NGOs, through networking and development cooperation worldwide. CINADCO's programs and implementation modalities are based on international agricultural training courses in Israel, overseas on-the-spot courses and workshops, joint agricultural research projects, development and operation of “demonstration via training” oriented agricultural/technological projects, professional consultancy advisory missions, and the publication of specialized professional learning publications and materials.
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