Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
- In 1960, Africa was a net exporter of food, today the continent imports one-third of its grain ("Fast facts: the faces of poverty")
- For the African farmer, conventional fertilizers cost two to six times more than the world market price ("fast facts: the faces of poverty")
- Above 80% of farmers in Africa are women ("fast facts: the faces of poverty")