We are a community-based school in Japan.
We welcome people from the whole world
to learn how to live together
peacefully and sustainably.
What does ARI do?
Rural Leaders Training Program
Our main training program strengthens the abilities of Rural Leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific.
Every year, we invite such leaders from grassroots organizations to Japan so they can take part in 9 months of intense training.
The participants undergo a deeply transformative learning experience that helps them find solutions to their communities’ most pressing challenges.
We invite farmers, community organizers, social workers, and ministers who work with marginalized people.
A diverse group of 30 participants lives and learns together on our campus for 9 months.
The curriculum emphasizes daily practice and the transfer of powerful values.
ARI graduates bring their new skills, values, and knowledge back to their communities.
Open Learning for Everyone
Connect with People, Soil, and Heart
ARI is an educational hub that welcomes everybody to gain practical skills and social awareness in a vibrant, international community of learning.
Our study camps, fellowship programs, and farm experience programs have inspired countless people from Japan and abroad to lead more meaningful and connected lives.
Join us in exploring the meaning of “Living Together.”
A Global Supporter Community
Fulfilling the Mission Together
Thousands of people support ARI through their collaboration, partnership, and finances.
They believe in our mission of building an environmentally healthy, just and peaceful world, and know we are committed to sustain food and life for future generations.
Please join our vibrant community of supporters who learn and work together to achieve this mission.
A Lasting Impact on the Planet
Building a Sustainable and Peaceful World
For over 45 years, ARI has been at the forefront of promoting life-giving agriculture, rural community development, and peace worldwide.
Our values and unique sense of community have inspired thousands of people to serve their own communities better. They work in education, health, agriculture, human rights, and many other relevant fields worldwide.
the Training Program
1973 to today