The Schedule of January 2017

Tentative program

“Exposure – cum – Training Visit on Microfinance and Micro-enterprise Promotion”

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NABARD)

Bangkok – Pattaya, Thailand

January 8th – 15th, 2017

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Day 1 (Sunday)

19.20 Arrival of participants at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

20.05 Arrival of participants at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Waiting for the group at the Meeting Point about gate no. 3

Stay Overnight at Hotel in Bangkok

 

Day 2 (Monday)

08.30 – 09.00 Opening Program

09.00 – 10.15 – Overview of BAAC’s operation.

Focus on:

– BAAC Role in Rural Development

– BAAC and Strategic partners (APRACA, Government Agencies, RACAs)

• Policy support provided by Government.

• Policy of government to help farmers and agricultural cooperatives

10.15 – 10.30 Health breaks (water, tea or coffee)

10.30 – 12.00   – Credit Services for farm and non-farm related activities.

Focus on;

• Village Fund

• Joint Liability Groups

12.00 – 13.00   Luncheons

13.00 – 14.15 – Value Chain financing

Focus on;

• Credit service for Upstream (Farmer, raw products), Midstream (Agricultural processing product), and Downstream (Marketing, Exporter, etc.)

• Credit for One Tumbon One SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprise), Micro-enterprise

14.15 – 14.30 Health breaks (water, tea or coffee)

14.30 – 16.30  – Agricultural product development in rural area

Focus on;

– Introductions to Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives (AMC) and Thai Agribusiness Company limited (TABCO) ongoing business operation

• Structures and Administration

• Production and Marketing Linkage (both collective buying and selling services)

Stay Overnight at Hotel in Bangkok

 

Day 3 (Tuesday)

08.30 – 10.15 – Introduction to philosophy of sufficiency economy

10.15 – 10.30 Health breaks (water, tea or coffee)

10.30 – 12.00 – Overview of farmers skill development for new farmer generation project.

12.00-13.00 Luncheons

Afternoon – Visit BAAC Research Center at Nang Loeng Head office

Focus on;

• Overview of BAAC research center operation

• farm and non-farm product

Stay Overnight at Hotel in Bangkok

 

Day 4 (Wednesday)

Morning – Visit Marketing Organization for Farmers (High Quality Farm Products)

– Briefing on overview of Organization

– Sightseeing the market in farm and non-farm products (OTOPs)

12.00-13.0 Luncheons

Afternoon – Visit BAAC’s Headquarter

– Courtesy call on BAAC’s Executive at Headquarter

– Visit BAAC Museum

Process to Pattaya, Chonburi

Stay Overnight in Pattaya

 

Day 5 (Thursday)

Morning – Visit BAAC Branch at Ban Bung, Chonburi Province

– Briefing on overview of BAAC Branch’s Operation

– Briefing on overview of AMC’s Operation

12.00-13.0 Luncheons

Afternoon – Visit BAAC’s Client

– Sufficiency Economy Village in Banbung District

– Micro-enterprise in Banbung District

Stay Overnight in Pattaya

 

Day 6 (Friday)

Morning – Visit NGOs Agency

– Population and Community Development Association (PDA) in pattaya, Chonburi

• Briefing on overview of PDA’s operation

12.00-13.0 Luncheons

Afternoon – Visit Community Enterprise (CIARD’s Client)

– Rice producing and processing security developed skill of new farmer generation by CIARD (farmer offspring project) in Chachoengsao province

Stay Overnight in Bangkok

 

Day 7 (Saturday)

Morning – Visit Government Vocational Training Center in Bangkok

– Skill development of unemployed for starting up their micro enterprises

12.00-13.00 Luncheons

Afternoon – Wrap up the site visit and Close the program

Stay Overnight in Bangkok

 

Day 8 (Sunday)

05.00 Morning bed tea

05.45 Leave Hotel

08.50 Departure for Home Country

08.55 Departure for Home Country

 

***Remark: Schedule is subject to be changed as appropriate***