ARA stands for “Agricultural and Rural Development Association”, and is a non- profit and non- governmental organization (NGO) under the registration No. G.306 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 internship placements.
ARA 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 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”.
Our COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT activities focus on the areas of Agriculture and Food Security, Education, Vulnerable Children & HIV/AIDS, Good Governance and Youth development Relief in order to mitigate the effects of hunger, environmental degradation, diseases and mismanagement of public resources.