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Mauritius to host African-Asian Rural Development Organisation conference

Mauritius to host African-Asian Rural Development Organisation conference

Mauritius joined AARDO in March 1975 and since then it is also an Executive Member of the organisation, with around 115 participants from the island economy having benefited from AARDO’s Human Resource Development programmes from 2000-2014. (Image: aardo.org)

Mauritius will play host to the flagship event of the African-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) on 06 April 2015 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, to be opened by Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth.

The National Development Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office is collaborating with AARDO to host the 18th General Session of the AARDO Conference. Some 125 foreign delegates, including 17 ministers, are expected to participate in the grand conference.

Mauritius joined AARDO in March 1975 and since then it is also an Executive Member of the organisation. Keeping in view the socio-economic scenario of the developing countries of Afro-Asian region, AARDO is mandated to address both agriculture and rural development.

AARDO aims to catalyse efforts of the Afro-Asian countries, to help them restructure their rural societies and to reconstruct the economy of their rural people.

It may be noted that, during the period 2000-2014, around 115 participants from Mauritius benefited from AARDO’s Human Resource Development programmes.

African-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO):

Established in 1962, AARDO promotes rural development, and develops understanding amongst its 29 member states to explore collectively opportunities for coordination of efforts for promoting welfare and eradication of thirst, hunger, illiteracy, diseases and poverty amongst rural people. Other areas of concern are: poverty alleviation; sustainable agricultural development; integrated rural development; women’s empowerment; decentralization and community empowerment; and environment and climatic changes in the context of rural development.

Furthermore, AARDO supplements the efforts of member countries and provides ample opportunities to the officials/experts of its member countries to jointly discuss their problems, learn from the experiences of other countries who have already made tremendous progress in the field of agriculture and rural development, to exchange views, ideas, information and develop understanding amongst themselves for collectively exploring opportunities for coordination of efforts towards promotion of rural and agriculture development.

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