Participatory Technical Cooperation Programmes - Study Visits

Study Visits Programme for Experts, Scientists and Senior Government Officials from Country to Country

For the last several years, AARDO has been organizing the above programme on specific requests from a member country to study the achievements in the field of agriculture/ rural development and allied fields in another member country. The visits are organized for the duration of one week and each visit programme may consist a maximum of 2 members. Two (2) study visits at international level and four (4) at regional level in each region will be undertaken annually. The study visit may preferably cover the following areas:

  • Community Mobilisation,
  • Social Forestry,
  • Functioning of Agricultural/Dairy Cooperatives,
  • Agrarian Reform,
  • Micro Credit,
  • Land Reclamation,
  • Income Generation and Employment Creation,
  • Successful Model of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation i.e. SHGs (Self Help Groups),
  • Management of Rural Development Programmes,
  • Post-harvest Management,
  • Organic Farming,
  • Apiculture,
  • Sericulture,
  • Land Reform Programmes,
  • Local Governance,
  • Integrated Pest Management,
  • Agri-business,
  • Sustainable Agriculture Development,
  • Livestock Development,
  • Promotion of Small and Medium On Farm and Off Farm Agro-based Enterprises,
  • Women and Child Development,
  • Research and Development in Agriculture and Technology Transfer,
  • Institutional, Social and Physical Infrastructural Development,
  • Self-Reliant Village,
  • Farmers’ Field Schools,
  • Saemaul Undong,
  • Rural Transformation Programmes, and
  • Any other relevant field.
Under the programme, both-ways airfare is met by AARDO. Expenses on local hospitality such as board and lodging, local transportation etc. are to be met by the host country Government. In the event of the host country government unable to meet the expenses on local hospitality, AARDO meets the said expenses too. Considering the importance of programme, the study visits programme is being offered to AARDO member countries during the triennium 2015-2017.

Ministerial Level Study Visit Programme to Republic of China

The Government of the Republic of China has been hosting Ministerial Level Study Visit Programme for duration of one week since 1990. Under the programme, Ministers, Vice/Deputy Ministers and high-level dignitaries from the Ministries responsible for AARDO affairs visit Republic of China to observe the achievements made by it in the field of agriculture/rural development. All expenses for the programme are met by the Government of the Republic of China.

Study Visit Programme of Experts to the Republic of China

The Government of the Republic of China has been extending technical assistance to the member countries of AARDO by way of organizing study visit programme for five experts from member countries every year. The programme provides an opportunity to the experts to study and observe the techniques and innovative methods, which are being followed in the Republic of China. Under the programme, while the beneficiary countries will meet their experts' inward journey airfare (from respective countries to Taipei), AARDO will meet the expenses on return air journey. The expenses on local hospitality which includes board and lodging, local transportation, etc., will be borne by the Government of the Republic of China.