Order Rural Leaders

How to order Rural Leaders:

Bev with the Yabi Mbot Farmers Group in Cameroon
Bev with the Yabi Mbot Farmers Group in Cameroon

Send a request by email to JB Hoover, executive director of the American Friends of ARI (AFARI) john.b.hoover@gmail.com

AFARI is a registered US based support organization for ARI and it is handling distribution of the English version of the book through out the world.

Please provide the following information:
Postal address
Phone number
Number of books you want

Steven and ARI grad Moses talking with children at the Kanita Education Center in Uganda
Steven and ARI graduate Moses talking with children 
at the Kanita Education Center in Uganda

Payment: A book will be provided free of charge to those who request it. However, a donation of $20 or more would help tremendously to offset the costs of printing, shipping, and handling.

By check on a US bank account sent to:

American Friends of ARI (AFARI)
c/o J.B. Hoover, Executive Director
2028 E Ben White Blvd
Suite 240-9000
Austin TX 78741
(989) 262-0262      jb@afari.net
Steven- Bev with ARI graduates and local farmers in Indonesia
Steven and Bev with Indonesian ARI graduates and local farmers

AFARI is a non-profit organization (501 (c)(3)) registered in  the state of Connecticut. In the USA, and for American citizens living anywhere in the world, donations made through AFARI are tax deductible.

 To see excerpts for the Rural Leaders book, click on Women Leaders or Nepali Grad’s work.

*Abma and Cutting’s project was called the “ARI Graduate Impact Study.”  (It is different from an earlier study carried out by the Fetzer Institute that bears the same name.)  The study produced two major pieces.  The first was a highly valuable academic report provided to ARI called Leading at the Grassroots: A Study of the Influence of Asian Rural Institute Graduates on Communities.  This report gives an in-depth analysis of the work of ARI graduates, and it offers a series of recommendations for ARI to consider as it develops curriculum to meet the needs of rural community leaders in a fast-changing world.  The second piece – aimed at a more general audience and more anecdotal – is this book, Rural Leaders:  The Work and Community Impact of Graduates of the Asian Rural Institute.