The Faces of the Green Revolution in this publicationare just a few of the many farmers, scientists andentrepreneurs who are changing the landscape of African agriculture with the support of nationalgovernments, the international community andorganizations like AGRA. This is what can beaccomplished when smallholder farmers work with thetools of modern agriculture—robust, high-yielding seed,practical integrated soil fertility and water managementpractices, affordable credit and efcient markets.
These are the actual faces of Africa’s Green Revolution and these are their success stories. They represent the many men and women whose potential, when unlocked, are driving thetransformation of Africa’s agricultural systems and development of Africa’s economies. They show us that progress is being made; there is a way out of hunger and poverty.But they need our active and focused support. If we are to meet the MillenniumDevelopment Goals in 2015 and deliver on the world’s commitment to reduce humansuffering, we must accelerate this momentum. This is the goal of an African GreenRevolution and it is why we are gathering at this forum in Accra: to make real on ourcommitments, to pool our resources, our experience and our best thinking to rapidlyadvance a sustainable, uniquely African Green Revolution.
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