Dissemination of Information
AARDO disseminates information on its activities both technical and organizational through (i) printing and circulation of publications, (ii) uploading its profile on the website and social media; and (iii) Library and Documentation delivery services. During the period under review, the following activities were undertaken.

Publications : The following four (4) publications were brought out and circulated during the reporting period:


  • African-Asian Journal of Rural Development, July-December 2016
  • Report of the International Workshop-cum-Exposure Visit on "Potential of Sericulture and Silk Industry for Employment and Income General in AARDO Member Countries"

Bilingual (English & Arabic)

  • AARDO Newsletter, October 2016
  • Report of the Liaison Committee: 67th Session
Library :

During the period under review, 26 new books/reports were added in the Library. With the addition of new titles, total collection in the Library has gone up to 7965 titles. Some of the new titles were: “Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food Processing: Prospects for the 21st Century”, “Agricultural Marketing: Issues and Challenges”, “Climate Justice and Policy”, “Agrometeorological Approach to Sustainable Agriculture”, “Agricultural Structure and Environmental Control”, “Water Resource Management for Sustainable Agroecosystem”, “Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development”, “Farm Managerial Economics”, “Economics of Agriculture: Challenges and Strategies for Development”, “Agricultural Incentives: Past Trends and Prospective Paths Towards Sustainable Development”, “Research Methodology for Agricultural Economics”, “Genetically Modified Crops and Future Agriculture”, “Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Development ”, “Methodology for Social Sciences Research in Agriculture”, “An India for Everyone: A Path to Inclusive Development”, “Agricultural Technology Application for Enhancing Productivity”, “New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States”, “Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals”, etc.

n addition to the books/reports, the Library has regularly been receiving 50 national and international periodicals like “Agribusiness and Food Industry”, “Agriculture Today”, “Journal of Rural Development (National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj)” , “World SME News”, “The Economist”, “Taiwan Review”, “SERICOLOGIA: Journal of Silkworms” ,“Co-operative Perspective”, “Africa Renewal”, “Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development”, “Rural and Marketing”, “Economic & Political Weekly”, and “Yojana”.

uring the period, the Library also searched, indexed and circulated 72 articles on agriculture and rural development from different national and international printed/ e-journals and magazines. Furthermore, the Library classified and facilitated uploading of the articles appeared in African-Asian Journal of Rural Development, Vol.49, No. 2, 2016 in the website.

AARDO’s Blog World

During the period under review, all organizational and technical activities of the Organization were updated and uploaded on the website in the three official languages (Arabic, English and French). These included 13 updates under the heading “Recent Activities” and 09 updates under “Latest News”. Besides, African-Asian Journal of Rural Development, July-December 2016; AARDO Constitution (French); Report of International Workshop-cum-Exposure Visit, Annual Report 2015 (Arabic), AARDO Newsletter, October 2016 (Arabic and English) and e-newsletter, October 2016 were uploaded. AARDO Facebook page was also updated from time to time by uploading latest activities of the Organization. The facebook url of AARDO is: