• People prone to skin and water born diseases after fetching water from the
    open mud dam at Langtang South.

  • Dr. Ugwu doing presentations on sheep, goat and piggery production.

  • People scampering for water at the open mud dam in Langtang South LGA.

  • Picture showing sources of water at Langtang South LGA of Plateau
    (they call the open mud dam 'bad water')

  • Dr. Nnadozie presentating and demonstrating on weed clearing.

  • Dr. Onyishi demostrating while presenting a lecture on cassava plantation.

  • Dr. Ugwu inspecting the repair of a broken down borehole by one of the beneficiaries from Kpang Community who was trained on borehole repair

  • Mr. Akuwa giving his presentation on Participatory Planning and Group Dynamic.

  • Capacity Building Workshop for FADAMA FCAFUGs Udi, Udi LGA, Enugu State.

  • Capacity Building Workshop for FADAMA FCAFUGs Nsude, Udi LGA, Enugu State.

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Welcome to the African Centre for Rural Development & Environment (ACERDEN).

The African continent is facing a series of technological, human, social, economic and environmental challenges, which if not resolved, will disrupt the basic life support systems, contribute to the degeneration of institutional structures and perpetuate underdevelopment.

Nigeria, like other developing countries, is faced with the problem of food insecurity, widespread poverty, illiteracy, human misery and environmental degradation among the urban and rural dwellers. Access to education, health and safe drinking water are grossly inadequate in the urban cities and are almost non-existent in many rural areas of Nigeria.

Sustainable development is "development that meet the needs of the present generation without jeopardizing the ability of future generation to meet their own needs". The achievement of sustainable development requires the combined efforts of government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) using participatory development strategy.

The African Centre for Rural Development & Environment (ACERDEN) joins hands together with other NGOs and the government to fight the problems of sustainable development in Nigeria.

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