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.
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Join us for the 2017 AIARD
US Government Global Food Security Strategy
As many of you are already aware, the US Government Global Food Security Strategy has recently been released and is at this link.
This strategy was required by Global Food Security Act of 2016. Here is a summary statement..MORE
52nd Annual Conference Presentations and Photos
Presentations, photos and much more from our 52nd annual conference, held June 5-7, 2016 are now available..MORE
AIARD Announces 2016 Class of Future Leaders
AIARD is pleased to announce it's 2016 class of AIARD Future Leaders Forum participants. AIARD awards twelve FLF scholarships annually, on a competitive basis, to students who have shown a demonstrated interest and outstanding record in addressing international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions...MORE
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's 2015-16 Corporate Sponsors and Public Sector Affiliates
AIARD's 2015-16 Sustaining Members