Formed in March 2012 by nine research and development institutions (including IFDC) as a platform for the organizations to make a combined impact on the Millennium Development Goals.
PARTICULAR INTEREST IN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 1
The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) seeks to make an impression on Millennium Goal 1: the eradication of extreme hunger and poverty. The diverse expertise and global reach of the organizations provide AIRCA with the linkages and capacity necessary to develop and execute scientific programs with strong local support and a high probability of attaining sustainable development outcomes.
DEDICATED TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION
AIRCA is dedicated to sustainable agricultural intensification by tackling the challenges of food security and poverty at the “landscape level,” that is, creating solutions that take into account the diversity of interactions between people and environment, agricultural and non-agricultural systems and other factors in the entire context of agriculture. Because of the wide array of knowledge and expertise within the association, integrated action to deliver sustainable agricultural intensification at the landscape scale is possible, as each member organization has a proven track record of research, development and implementation.