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ADPED's programs and services are organized within a holistic, multi-sectoral, people-centered, and community-led development framework. ADPED strongly believes that development programs and projects are sustainable only to the extent that they enhance, and capitalize on, the human, social, institutional and natural resource endowment of the beneficiaries.

Hence, ADPED's programs and services are conceptualized, financed, implemented, and evaluated with the full and active participation of their beneficiaries. ADPED's programs and services focus in those areas where the greatest multiplier effects could be achieved, and where ADPED's associates have the requisite technical, geographic, and financial expertise and resources.

Services and programs are presently provided in agriculture, health, and micro enterprise development. In addition, ADPED operates a very strong research and development, and consulting unit, within a not-for-profit organizational framework.

AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

The centrality of the agricultural sector to achieving the goals of overall sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not in question. While other regions of the world have made dramatic gains in agricultural outputs due to technology intensification, SSA agricultural systems is still largely dominated by subsistence, low-technology and low-output production units.

Consequently, the region faces persistent problems of starvation, poor nutrition and famine. ADPED sees agricultural underdevelopment as a major threat to overall economic development of the region. Hence, the organization collaborates with local level farmer organizations, state, national, and the international agricultural development communities and institutions to empower resource-poor farmers to gain access to output-improving technologies, pro-poor agricultural policies and markets. ADPED provides food relief services to communities suffering from acute food-deficit problems.

HEALTH PROGRAM

AIDS and other communicable diseases, in addition to other endemic diseases such as malaria, guinea worm, and river-blindness, pose a major threat to overall economic development of SSA. In addition, the incidence of AIDS is highest among blacks and other peoples of African descent in the New World. ADPED works with local, national and international institutions to confront these health challenges.

MICRO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable livelihood is vital for overall economic development. ADPED works with individuals and communities to encourage entrepreneurship through access to micro-finance facilities. ADPED's micro enterprise program focuses on the development of local level social capital, institutions, and resource endowment to encourage sustainable livelihood for individuals and communities.

BARRY-ADPED YEP PROGRAM

The Barry-ADPAED YEP is funded by the US State Department's Bureau of Cultural Education Affairs for the specific Purpose to provide opportunities for people of diverse culture to come together to learn about different point of views and ways of life. Cross-cultural understanding is, we believe, a fundamental step in promoting friendships and world peace.

In May 2010, 60 outstanding entrepreneurs were selected from a nation-wide completion to receive specialized training in Abuja. The E60, as it came to be called, met in Abuja in 2010 and participated in business plan development workshop offered by the ADPED-Barry Partnership and sponsored by the US State Department. Of the E60, 20 individuals and two mentors were selected for their exceptional presentations of their business models as well as passion for their industry and business.

The E20, as it is now called, and their two mentors, have visited Miami, FL USA for a month-long exchange and training program to strengthen their entrepreneurship skills. More importantly, the specific purpose of the four-week exchange program is to empower participants with the entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitude to successfully manage their own business upon returning to Nigeria.
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