Also 17 fellowships in the field of agriculture was also announced for the member countries. AARDO among other things achieves its objective of alleviation of poverty and transforming the livelihood in rural areas through three-pronged strategies, namely Human Resource Development, Development of pilot projects and Dissemination of Information.
AARDO has been established with the main objective to serve as a platform for promoting the welfare of its member countries on the mutual help and co-operation. In the spirit of Afro-Asian solidarity and South-South co-operation, all member countries have been co-operating with each other and sharing their varied and rich experiences and knowledge for the benefit to their rural people.
Starting with five founder members in 1962, namely India, Egypt, Japan, Libya and Malaysia, the organization has present membership strength of 30 that is 15 from Africa and 14 from Asia as full members and one associate member.