As part of our commitment to co-operative education, Co-operative Development
Services arranges tours of Victorian co-operatives for overseas
CDS gives a
presentation on Australian co-operatives and those in the
industry of interest to each delegation, and organise visits to relevant
The tours are led by CDS Director Tony Gill, who has over 20 years experience in
tours for government and co-operative delegations from Britain,
The tours also benefit Australia by raising the
profile of the nation's co-operatives and creating opportunities to develop
trading relationships with overseas markets.
In recent years, CDS has hosted officials from China who have sought knowledge
about Australian co-operatives. CDS has developed good relations with agents
with the Chinese government, who have been impressed the professionalism and
knowledge of the CDS team.
Delegates from the
Tibet Academy of Agricultural and Husbandary Services, Tibet
Professional Technology College
Science and Technology Department of
the Tibet Autonomous Region
inspect one of
proven bulls after receiving an overview the services provided by the
Genetics Australia Co-operative Ltd
is the Australian leader in dairy and beef genetic
improvement and supplies 60% of the nation's artificial breeding needs.
Delegates of a tour organised by the
Cadre Training Centre of Depressed Area of China
inspect a large grain hopper at the
Southern Quality Produce Co-operative Ltd's
new $3 million grain storage facility at Werneth south of Rokewood in Western
Most of the 25 delegates were senior officials from the Office of Poverty
Development in the Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hunan,
Jiangsu, Ningxia and Quighai Provinces and
the Guangxin Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.