Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development AIARD

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The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) is an association of professionals and practitioners in international development with experience and intellectual and institutional capabilities to articulate and address broad-based as well as more focused development issues in agriculture and rural development … (about/mission 1/2).

Who is who;
Communications; Statements;
Meetings; Annual meeting 2009; Prior meetings;
Annual newsletters;
Address: The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development AIARD, Business Office, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 3976, USA;
Contact: Phone 662-325-0549, Fax 662-325-8777, Email.

About/mission 2/2 … AIARD’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all people by improving and developing global capacities to respond to new challenges and opportunities in helping to eliminate poverty, improve food security, and conserve and protect the environment, in order to stimulate broad-based economic growth and sustainable development.

In carrying out its mission, AIARD serves to:

  • Promote and foster greater interaction and cooperation among all organizations engaged in international development;
  • Improve education in, and foster greater understanding of, international development;
  • Expand members’ abilities to implement development programs;
  • Shape international development strategies.

AIARD’s Objectives: Consistent with its mission and responsive to heightened global challenges and opportunities, AIARD seeks to mobilize the collective capacities of members and like professionals for three purposes related to the resources committed to international agriculture and rural development:

  • Increase the institutional commitments and capacities of donor agencies and national level programs;
  • Expand resources available for such activities;
  • Improve program effectiveness.

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