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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR 2017

AFRICAN-ASIAN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (AARDO)
Sr
No.
HRD Programme Venue Duration
A). International Training Programmes
1 Project Analysis Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, Egypt 15 Jan – 31 Mar
2 Food Processing -do- -do-
3 Vegetable Production -do- 15 Feb - 30 Apr
4 Agricultural Services -do- 01 Apr – 15 June
5 Integrated Pest Management & Cotton Production -do- -do-
6 Poultry Production & Health -do- 10 July - 25 Sept
7 Rural Development  -do- -do-
8 Animal  Production & Health  -do- 01 Oct - 15 Dec
9 Fish Culture Development  -do- -do-
10 Land and Water Development -do- -do-
11 Training & Study Visits on Desertification Desert Research Centre (DRC), Egypt To Be Announced
12 133rd Regular Session on “Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training, (ICLPST), R. O. China 19 May - 16 June
13 Regular Session on Agricultural Development and Policy -do- To Be Announced
14 Farmer’s Organization and Rural Development Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TAIWAN ICDF), R. O. China 22 June - 05 July
15 Plant Protection and Quarantine -do- 17-30 Aug
16 E Commerce Applications  -do- 19 Sep – 02 Oct
17 Clean Energy Development Strategies -do- 12-25 Oct
18

36th Training Course on “Vegetables Production: From Seed to Table and Beyond”
i) Module-I “From Seed to Harvest”

AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, Bangkok To Be Announced
19 ii) Module-II  “From Harvest to Table” -do- -do-
20 iii) Module - III "Sustainable Development" -do- -do-
21 Promotion of Micro Enterprises National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad, India 23 Jan-17 Mar
22 Planning and Promotion of Agro and Food Enterprises -do- -do-
23 Training of Trainers in Entrepreneurship and Skill Development -do- -do-
24

Tourism & Hospitality Management

-do- -do-
25 Communication Skills in English and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises -do- To Be Announced
26 Communication Skills in English and Tourism and Hospitality Management  -do- -do-
27 Capacity Building for providing Alternative Livelihood Opportunities for Poor -do- -do-
28 Empowerment of Women through Enterprises -do- -do-
29 Innovative Strategies for SME Development -do- -do-
30 Training Methods and Skills for Managers -do- -do-
31 SME Financing- Approaches & Strategies -do- -do-
32 Total Quality  Management & ISO 9001:  2000/14001: 2004/BS 7799 & Six Sigma -do- -do-
33 Management of Rural Employment Projects and Poverty Alleviation National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) , Hyderabad, India 16 Jan-12 Feb
34 Information Communication Technology for Rural Development -do- 13-Feb-12 Mar
35 Sustainable Agricultural Strategies for Rural Development -do- To Be Announced
36 Rural Credit for Poverty Reduction -do- -do-
37 Community Based Disaster Management : Mainstreaming and Risk Reduction Strategies -do- -do-
38 Planning and Management of Drinking Water and Sanitation Projects -do- -do-
39 Participatory Rural Development -do- -do-
40 Planning & Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- -do-
41 Planning & Management of Rural Housing & Habitat Projects -do- -do-
42 Training Methodology for Development Professionals -do- -do-
43 Geo- Informatics Applications for Rural Development for sharing innovative and Best Practices -do- -do-
44 Good Governance and  Management of Rural Development Programmes -do- -do-
45 Community Driven Rural Development -do- -do-
46 Fertilizer Quality Control Central Fertilizer Quality Control & Training Institute (CFQCTI), Faridabad, India To Be Announced
47 Textile Mill Management South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, India To Be Announced
48 Textile Testing & Quality Control -do- -do-
49

Study Visit – cum -Training Programme on "Capacity Building on Agricultural and Rural Development Policies”

Food and Agriculture Officials Training Institute (FATI), R.O.Korea To Be Announced
50

Sustainable Rural Development (SRD)

 Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), R O Korea To Be Announced
51 Master’s Programme in Leadership, Policy and International Development PSPS, Yeungnam University,
R. O. Korea
To Be Announced
52 Rural Transformation: The Malaysian Experience Institute For Rural Advancement (INFRA), Malaysia To Be Announced
53 Rice: Post Production to Market International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines

17- 28 April

54 Rice Breeding -do- 19-30 June
55 Rice: Research to Production -do-

07- 25 Aug

B).   International / Regional Workshops-cum-Training Programme / National Forum, etc.
1 Round Table Meeting on “Agricultural Insurance- A Climate Change Adaptation Tool in the African, Asian and Pacific Regions”, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Serdang, Malaysia 06 - 10 Feb
2 “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Financial Inclusion and Rural Transformation” Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Kotbari, Bangladesh 27 Feb-10 Mar
3 2017 APAP Roundtable Meeting on “Sustainable Public Private Partnership and Agricultural Trade Policies towards Regional Food Security” Kitakyushu, Japan 6-7 April
4 “Fishing Technology and Industry Development” Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute (TFRI), R O China  To Be Announced
5 Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia May
6 16th Asia Pacific Agricultural Policy (APAP) Forum Seoul, R O Korea To Be Announced
7 Irrigation System and Water Management Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development (AHK-NCRD), Pakistan To Be Announced
C).   Capacity Building Programmes Under Additional Contribution By Government Of India
1 Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)  National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) , Hyderabad, India To be announced
2 Use of Poor Quality Waters in  Agriculture        Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, India -do-
3 Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in Agricultural Surveys Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi, India -do-
4 Equipment & Technology for Processing & Value Addition to Agricultural products at small Scale /Rural Level Central Institute of Agriculture Engineering (CIAE), Bhopal, India -do-
5 Seed Production & Quality Evaluation Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India -do-
D). AARDO Meetings
1 Executive Committee : 68th Session Bangladesh 19 - 21 Jan
2 Liaison Committee : 69th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 7 Mar
3 Liaison Committee : 70th Session AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi, India 24 Aug