Delegation from Emilia-Romagna region, Italy, visits Japanese cooperatives


On November 14, 2023, a delegation of 32, led by the Governor of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy including co-op officials from the same region, visited Japan on an economic mission. During the visit, 11 co-op officials, including representatives from JCCU, the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA Zenchu), and the Japan Co-operative Alliance (JCA), met with the delegation.
The delegation visited various institutions and companies across Japan to promote their province's agribusiness and establish connections with Japanese counterparts. As part of these visits, they held a meeting with representatives of Japanese cooperatives.


At the beginning of the meeting, TSUCHIYA Toshio, President of JCCU, and FUKUZONO Akihiro, Executive Director of JA-ZENCHU, gave welcome remarks, followed by Stefano BONCCINI, President of Emilia-Romagna Region who expressed his gratitude for the visit.

Subsequently, MAEDA Kenki, Senior Manager of JCA, gave an overview of Japanese co-ops. Following this, Daniele Montroni, President of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, introduced cooperatives in the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy. Lastly, there were presentations on the activities of various Italian cooperatives, including organic food and beekeeping. The meeting ended with discussions and opinion exchanges.

From left: ITO Jiro, Managing Director of JCA, Vincenzo COLLA, Vice President of Emilia-Romagna Region, TSUCHIYA Toshio, President of JCCU, Daniele MONTRONI, President of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, and FUKUZONO Akihiro, Executive Director of JA-ZENCHU