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.
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:
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:
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