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African - Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) [earlier known as Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization], formed in 1962, is an autonomous inter-governmental organisation comprising thirty one members from Africa and Asia. AARDO is devoted to develop understanding among members for better appreciation of each others' problems and to explore, collectively, opportunities for coordination of efforts for promoting welfare and eradication of thirst, hunger, illiteracy, disease and poverty amongst rural people. Read More..
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His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Government of the Syrian Arab Republic called on the Secretary General

His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, Government of the State of Palestine called on the Secretary General

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Bangladesh

Hon’ble Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Government of the Republic of Mauritius called on the Secretary General

Hon’ble Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, and Arts and Culture, Government of the Republic of Mauritius called on the Secretary General

AARDO and the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India signed Memorandum of Understanding

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Delegation visited the AARDO Secretariat

Delegation from the Far East Regional Office of AARDO, Republic of Korea visited the AARDO Secretariat

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Delegation visited the AARDO Secretariat

Visitor from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Hon’ble Deputy Minister, Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, Government of the Republic of Namibia, called on the Secretary General

Director General, CIRDAP Visited AARDO Secretariat

AARDO and the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA), New Delhi signed Memorandum of Understanding

Delegation from El Gadarif State, Sudan

Hon’ble Minister of Business, Enterprises and Cooperatives, Government of the Republic of Mauritius called on the Secretary General

Secretary General, D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8), Istanbul, Turkey called on the Secretary General

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RECENT ACTIVITIES

Liaison Committee Meeting – 69th Session
The 69th Session of the Liaison Committee of AARDO was held on 07th March 2017 at the Conference hall of the AARDO Secretariat, New Delhi under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Jagdishwar Guburdhun, GOSK, High Commissioner for the Republic of Mauritius to India, and Hon’ble Chairman of the Liaison Committee. Twenty (20) delegates from fifteen (15) member countries, namely, Republic of China (Taiwan), Arab Republic of Egypt, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Lebanon, Malaysia, Republic of Mauritius, Kingdom of Morocco, Republic of Namibia, State of Palestine, Republic of the Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Yemen and Republic of Zambia of the Liaison Committee attended the Session Read More
International Training Workshop on “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Financial Inclusion and Rural Transformation” 27 February – 10 March 2017
The International Training Workshop on “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Financial Inclusion and Rural Transformation” was organised by AARDO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) during the period from 27 February – 10 March 2017 Read More
International Conference on “Technological Advancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development”
African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO), in collaboration with the Society for Plant Research (SPR), organized an International Conference on “Technological Advancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development”(TASARD-India, 2017), at the National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India, New Delhi, India during 20-23 February 2017 Read More
Round Table Meeting on “Agricultural Insurance - A Climate Change Adaptation Tool in the African, Asian and Pacific Regions”
AARDO organised the Round Table on “Agricultural Insurance - A Climate Change Adaptation Tool in African, Asian and Pacific Regions” first ever in collaboration with Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Selangor, Malaysia during 06-10 February 2017.Read More
Secretary General attended the Meeting of African High level Delegation
The Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) hosted a 15 member high-level delegation from 5 African countries on 22 January 2017. The delegations were from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia. In addition, two members from Michigan State University and officials from ICFA attended the meeting Read More
Executive Committee: 68th Session
The 68th Session of AARDO Executive Committee was held at Westin Hotel, Dhaka on 19-21 January 2017 at the kind invitation of the esteemed Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The session was chaired by the Hon’ble President of the Executive Committee, Mr. Oomaduth Jadoo, Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office (National Development Unit), Government of the Republic of Mauritius. Eleven, out of thirteen members of the Executive Committee attended the session. Read More
The Secretary General visited Iraq and Jordan
H.E. Eng. Wassfi Hassan El-Sreihin, Secretary General visited Iraq during 19-22 December 2016 to personally apprise H.E. the Minister of Agriculture and senior officials of the esteemed Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the Republic of Iraq, of the current activities of the Organization and to discuss how the programmes of AARDO could be useful to the esteemed Government Read More
The Secretary General visited Pakistan
H.E. Eng. Wassfi Hassan El-Sreihin, Secretary General, AARDO paid a visit to Pakistan on 7-9 December 2016 to inaugurate the International Workshop-cum-training programme on “Irrigation System and Water Management”, jointly organised by AARDO and AHK National Centre for Rural Development (AHK NCRD), Establishment Division, Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Read More
International Workshop-cum-Training Programme on "Irrigation System and Water Management"
African-Asian Rural Development Organization, in collaboration with Akhtar Hameed Khan National Centre for Rural Development (AHK-NCRD), Establishment Division, Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan organized the fifth (5th) International Workshop-cum-Training Programme on "Irrigation System and Water Management" at Islamabad, Pakistan during 06-15 December 2016 Read More
Follow-up Seminar on “Sustainable Agriculture Development (SAD)”, New Delhi
AARDO, in collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), organized a Follow-up Seminar on “Sustainable Agriculture Development (SAD)” on 28 November - 2 December 2016 at New Delhi, India. The purpose of the seminar was to evaluate three “SAD” training programmes organized during 2013-2015 and assess their impact on the participants Read More
International Workshop on “Fishing Technology and Industry Development”
The fisheries sector in many of AARDO member countries is assuming an important role in food security as well as in employment generation. It is estimated that 17 percent of all protein consumed comes from fish products. Global fishery resources have been under various challenges due to overexploitation and destructive fishing practices and there is a dire need to establish appropriate, sustainable and well-managed development of the sector Read More
Training and Study Visit on Desertification in Egypt
AARDO in collaboration with Desert Research Centre (DRC), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Government of Arab Republic of Egypt organized a specialized programme on "Training and Study Visits on Desertification in Egypt" at Matruh, Egypt during 21-28 November 2016. The programme was eleventh in the series. The inaugural function of the Programme was held on 23 November 2016 wherein Prof. Mohamed A. Mabrouk, Programme Coordinator, Desert Research Centre welcomed the participants followed by addresses on behalf of the Present, DRC and H.E. the Secretary General, AARDO Read More
The Secretary General, AARDO Attends ICID 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Second World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) was held at Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand from 6-8 November 2016 on the theme “Water Management in a Changing World: Role of Irrigation for Sustainable Food Production”. The grand event was attended by over 1200 delegates from 56 countries drawn from different disciplines, including Ministers, academicians, researchers, international scientific community, engineers, policy makers, industry and the irrigation managers, farmers and exhibitors Read More