HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Under the Human Resource Development (HRD) Programme, AARDO organizes international/regional level training programmes, field training programmes, Master’s degree Programme, workshops/ seminars, etc.

During the period under review, HRD activities were attended by 135 participants that, among others, included 63 participants in the International Training Programmes as per details in Table 1.

Table 1 : International Training Programmes 
Sl. No. Name of Training Institute and Course Duration Participating Countries
1 Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) Cairo
1.1 Integrated Pest Management and Cotton Production 01 April –15 June 2016 Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan (2) (Total 4 Participants)
1.2 Agricultural Services 01 April – 15 June 2016 Ghana, Nigeria, Sri Lanka (Total 3 Participants)
1.3 Poultry Production and Health 10 July- 25 Sep. 2016 Jordan , Sudan (Total 2 Participants)
1.4 Rural Development 10 July- 25 Sep. 2016 Bangladesh, Ghana, Jordan, Malaysia (2), Sri Lanka (Total 6 Participants)
2 International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST), Taoyuan, R.O.China
2.1 Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development  20 May – 17 June 2016 Morocco, Sri Lanka (Total 2 Participants)
3 Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TAIWAN ICDF), R O China
3.1 Safe Fruit and Vegetable 14-27 April 2016 Sri Lanka (2) (Total 2 Participants)
3.2 Rice : Post Harvest and Production 16- 27 May 2016 R O Korea, Nigeria (Total 2 Participants)
3.3 ICT Applications in Agriculture 22 June - 05 July 2016 India, Mauritius (Total 2 Participants)
4 National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad, India
4.1 Communication Skills in English and Tourism and Hospitality Management 08 Aug – 28 Oct. 2016 Mauritius (Total 1 Participant)
4.2 Communication Skills in English and Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 08 Aug – 28 Oct. 2016 Ghana (Total 1 Participant)
4.3 Empowerment of Women through Enterprises 05 Sep - 28 Oct. 2016 Sri Lanka (Total 1 Participant)
4.4 Innovative Strategies for SME Development 05 Sep - 28 Oct. 2016 Syria (2) (Total 2 Participants)
5 National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad, India
5.1 Rural Credit for Poverty Reduction 11 July – 07 Aug 2016 Jordan, Sudan, Sri Lanka (Total 3 Participants)
5.2 Community Based Disaster Management : Mainstreaming and Risk Reduction Strategies 11 July – 07 Aug 2016 Jordan, Nigeria, Sudan, Sri Lanka (Total 4 Participants)
5.3 Empowerment of Women for Rural Development 08 Aug- 04 Sep. 2016 Ghana (Total 1 Participant)   
5.4 Planning and Management of Drinking Water and Sanitation Projects. 05 Sep- 02 Oct. 2016 Nigeria, Syria (2) (Total 3 Participants)   
6 International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, The Philippines
6.1 Rice: Post Production to Market 04-15 April 2016 Malaysia (Total 1 Participant)
6.2 Rice : Research to Production 08- 26 Aug 2016 Egypt, Sudan (Total 2 Participants)
7 AVRDC – The World Vegetable Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
7.1 Module I : From Seed to Harvest 05 - 26 Sep 2016 Egypt, Mauritius, Oman, Sudan, Sri Lanka (Total 5 Participants)
8 Institute for Rural Advancement (INFRA), Malaysia
8.1 Rural Transformation: The Malaysian Experience 14 - 26 Aug 2016 Egypt(2), Ghana, Jordan (2), Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan (2), Palestine, Sudan, Sri Lanka(2), Zambia (Total 15 Participants)
9 The Park Chung Hee School Of Policy And Saemaul (PSPS), Yeungnam University, Gyeonsa-Si,  Republic Of Korea
9.1 Master’s Degree Programme at ParkChung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) Spring Session Sep 2016 - March 2018 Nigeria (Total 1 Participant)