The Asian Rural Institute, often known simply as ARI, is located in Japan and is an international training institute for grassroots rural leaders from developing countries, mostly in Asia and Africa.
Each year ARI invites 25 to 30 rural leaders of all ages, both men and women, for a nine-month training program to study sustainable food production in organic agriculture, the skills of leadership and community organization.
Participants in the program are not required to pay the cost of the training, which is now U.S. $17,400 each. Support for them comes from service clubs, churches, and many individuals.
AFARI is a non-profit organization (501 (c)(3)) registered in the state of Connecticut. In the USA, and for American citizens living anywhere in the world, donations made through AFARI are tax deductible.
You may make a tax-deductible contribution to ARI through the AFARI Online Support page using Google Checkout.