ARA IN GHANA stands for “Agricultural and Rural Development Association”, and is a non- profit and non- governmental organization (NGO) under the registration No. CG066250922 of the Republic of Ghana. It was funded in 1995 in Ghana. ARA aims to empower rural communities in Ghana to strive for sustainable development in terms of environmental integrity, social equality and economical growth. In realizing these objectives ARA undertakes projects in the areas of environmental protection, agricultural development, rural infrastructure, renewable energies, health, education, youth mobilization/ international youth work camps and internships.
Agricultural and Rural Development Association (ARA) is a Multi-Dimensional Non-Government Organization working in the field of Community Based Natural Resource Management, Women Empowerment through livelihood promotion under Farm & Non Farm Sector, Agriculture & Forest Development, Water & Sanitation, Environment Protection, Climate Change, Promotion of Non–Conventional Energy, Research Study & Documentation and other development programs.
The organization, working significantly for the last 26 years, is professionally managed and has under gone different phases from field level implementation to strategic planning, sharing its experience with other like minded organizations as well different central and state line departments.
ARA IN GHANA acknowledges that combating poverty means tackling the problems of rural areas, where agricultural production is the main source of employment and income. Thus, without development of the agricultural sector, poverty levels will persist. In this context Agriculture can be conceived as an integrated part of rural development.
ARA IN GHANA works hand by hand with its clients in order to help them achieve the rural development goals of improvement of social and economic development, poverty alleviation, competitiveness in the agricultural and forestry sector, increased productivity and improved standards of living in rural areas.
ARA IN GHANA use innovative approaches in agriculture, environmental protection, renewable energy, leadership development, and policy to increase long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management. ARA has established partnerships with a number of Africa-based and abroad NGOs to promote the vision of sustainable development in rural communities.
ARA IN GHANA is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Ghana. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Ghanaian communities under the maxim “development by people”.