Welcome to the Association for International Agriculture
and Rural Development!
AIARD is an association of U.S.- and internationally-based members who have devoted their careers to global agricultural development and hunger alleviation. AIARD members are development professionals from universities, non-governmental organizations, private sector firms, consulting companies, government and donor agencies, and foundations. The association represents the extensive disciplinary base of agricultural and related social science skills necessary to carry out global agricultural development and hunger alleviation programs.
Save the Date!
UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition
AIARD welcomes the decision of the UNGA to announce Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. Learn more on FAO website http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/408970/icode/.
AIARD members have contributed to these efforts in their respective fields over the past few years and are looking forward to renew efforts under this Framework for Action and make food security and healthy, safe and sustainable nutrition a reality.
AIARD Joins Vote to End Hunger Initiative
Vote to End Hunger is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030. Participating organizations believe that it will take the combined public and political will to end hunger and we are working together to elevate the issue of hunger with candidates during the 2016 election cycle.
Groups are committed to asking candidates for public office in the 2016 election: “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the US and worldwide?” The initiative is being led by Bread for the World and the Alliance to End Hunger.
AIARD Members Are Invited to Attend the 2016 Universities Fighting World Hunger Annual Summit February 26-27
Lead, Learn, and Network at the 2016 Universities Fighting World Hunger Annual Summit “From Poverty to Promise” happening at MU on Feb. 26-27. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from many disciplines to interface on practical solutions to end extreme poverty in developing countries and food insecurity both globally and domestically. Register today to listen and discuss with national and international anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and health advocates and student peers from around the country. For more details: www.ufwh 2016.org. [The conference is sponsored by the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development and partners.]
AIARD Members Only LinkedIn Group Launches
AIARD has created a space for current, paid AIARD members to post discussions, share jobs and network! The group is a closed group, so check your LinkedIn inbox for an invitation to join or send a request to join the group!
AUGUST 2015 AIARD Newsletter Now Available
The latest issue of the AIARD Newsletter is now available. Read the newsletter here.
AIARD Launches Future Leaders Scholarship Fund
The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) announced today the establishment of a scholarship fund to support the advanced education of outstanding students in the field of international agriculture and rural development. Read more...
AIARD's 2015-16 Corporate Sponsors and Public Sector Affiliates
AIARD's 2015-16 Sustaining Members