ARI Mission

ARI Founder Reverend Toshihiro (Tom) Takami (1927-2018)
  • ARI was founded in 1973
  • Over 1300 ARI graduates are working in their rural communities to improve life there.
  • Supported by partners around the world, recognized internationally
Read more at the ARI website

ARI Mission: That We May Live Together

The mission of the Asian Rural Institute is to build an environmentally healthy, just and peaceful world in which each person can live to his or her fullest potential. 

This mission is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ.

To carry out this mission, we nurture and train rural leaders for a life of sharing.

Leaders, both women and men, who live and work in grassroots rural communities primarily in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, form a community of learning each year together with staff and other residents.

Through community-based learning we study the best ways for rural people to share and enhance local resources and abilities for the common good.

We present a challenge to ourselves and to the whole world in our approach to food and life.