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.
Join us for the 2015 AIARD Annual Conference May 31-June 2 in Washington, DC
AIARD Announces 2015 Future Leaders
AIARD is pleased to announce it's 2015 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. These outstanding students will attend the 2015 AIARD Annual Conference and will visit a variety of NGOs, USAID and consulting firms to gain insight into career opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Congratulations to these outstanding students. Read more...
International Ag Week Reception
On June 3, please join over 200 of your peers in agriculture, technology, and development at a very special reception.
We will be celebrating the first ever International Agriculture Week, which combines the AIARD 51st Annual Conference, the MEAS Symposium 2015, and ICTforAg, with hands-on demos of cool technology, drink in hand.
AIARD Supports Introduction of the
Global Food Security Act
Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD), along with other organizations in the development community has signed on in support of the recently introduced Global Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 1567). Read more about the statement submitted by the coalition here.
AIARD's 2014-15 Corporate Sponsors
AIARD's 2014-15 Sustaining Members