Association of Environmental and Rural Development (AERD)
Since the year of 2004, volunteer group was formed for supporting the extension activities of governments, NGOs or universities. In the year of 2006, forming association was proposed as a resolution of the committee of the volunteer group, and the committee applied to be an association. Then May 2008, the Thai government approved the registration for establishing the Association of Environmental and Rural Development which office is located in Pathum Thani province.
For contributing to the sustainable agriculture and environmental activities in Thailand or other Asian countries, AERD advances various extension activities in addition to wide networking.
The Association of Environmental and Rural Development (AERD) has the aims as follows:
1. To collaborate and support the activities of international organizations including international organizations, governments, NGOs or universities in Asian countries.
2. To encourage the natural resource application for sustainable rural development and environmental conservation in Asian countries.
3. To promote the local awareness on sustainable rural development with environmental conservation in Asian countries.