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The Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Working Group is made up of individuals from more than 100 official donors, foundations, think tanks, research and development organizations united by their interest in scaling the impact of innovations on food security and rural poverty. Areas of particular interest for the group include designing for scale, using scaling frameworks, learning about scaling, responsible scaling, sustainability and system thinking. Members of the Working Group include professionals with vast experience from the field, and the group explicitly tries to learn from the application of complex concepts such as sustainability, systems change and scaling in real world settings by local actors. In addition to quarterly virtual meetings, the Working Group encourages and supports exchanges among its members on a variety of subjects. Like all CoP Working Groups, participation in, and management of, the ARD Working Group is done on a purely voluntary basis.