We will start accepting visitors

Because the state of emergency will be lifted soon, we will start accepting working visitors from October 13th. We’re looking forward to seeing you! 【Applying】* We ask all visitors to stay more than one week.* Working visitors are required to submit records of body temperature 2 weeks before your arrival. Please apply in advance. Apply from here:https://ari.ac.jp/workingvisitor/

“Adding Value” – documentary about Ardhendu Chatterjee

A new documentary film is now accessible on our YouTube channel: Adding Value – Ardhendu S. Chatterjee and Food-Insecure Farmers In Search of Hidden Resources. In this documentary film, we follow rural educator Ardhendu S. Chatterjee as he visits farmers in grassroots Indian communities. Through the perceptive use of natural, living materials, Chatterjee helps farmers practice ecological agriculture to secure their livelihood. Chatterjee is a 1976 graduate of ARI’s Rural Leaders Training and co-founder of the Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC) in Kolkata. ARI regularly invited him as … Read more

Our 2020 Annual Report – now available in English!

You can now read our 2020 Annual Report That We May Live Together in English! The report is a detailed overview of our training, our farm, and our many activities with supporters and learners from Japan and overseas in 2020. Of course, the report directs particular attention to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. How did it affect ARI, and what actions did we at ARI take to ensure safety? While maintaining community life, we spent the year without compromising ARI’s values but instead reaffirmed the importance of those values. … Read more

Notice of suspension of accepting visitors

According to the preventive measures is declared from August 8th in Tochigi prefecture, we suspend accepting visitors until August 31st.  Thank you for your understanding.

Class of 2021

The photo roaster of class of 2021 is published! Please read from here : Class of 2021 For the 2021 Rural Leaders Training Program, we have invited 24 candidates from overseas. Their arrival is yet to be decided as the suspension of Japanese visas continues due to COVID-19 measures.However, three Japanese participants have joined ARI this April and already started their training on campus.We hope that the worldwide spread of the coronavirus will end so that all overseas candidates can join our studies as soon as possible.

Notice of suspension of accepting visitors

According to the state of emergency is declared from April 25th, we suspend accepting visitors from the target areas. If you wish to visit from outside of the target areas, please check the following points before applying. ・ We ask you to measure your body temperature for two weeks before your visit, so please apply more than two weeks ago from the date you would like to visit. ・ All applicants are given an orientation in advance using online conference tools such as zoom, so please cooperate.

“Euodoō – Journal of Rural Future Study” released.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of euodoō – Journal of Rural Future Study. Euodoō is ARI’s annual journal, presenting insightful analysis, essays, and ideas from people connected to ARI. The thesis papers and essays in Euodoō nr. 5 link the topics of biodiversity, food security, and family farming with the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope the ideas and research in this edition will reach many supporters, graduates, and fans of ARI. Contributors Among the contributors are ARI staff and 1999 graduate Zacivolu ‘Acivo’ Rhakho Dozo … Read more

Welcome to our new website!

We are delighted to launch the brand-new ARI website. After over a year of preparation, this new website is a complete rebuild, offering new features, updated content, and improved usability. A better website had been in high demand to present ARI’s activities and values more suitably and to respond to the many needs of ARI’s diverse audience: our fans, friends, supporters, partners, and, of course, Rural Leaders and grassroots organizations who benefit from our training program. The new site is structured with ARI’s growing audience and their different needs in … Read more