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Make the first 90 days of the Year of Agriculture and Food Security count!... Trust me, It will change the game...

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88 days ... and counting

Well, we all got really excited when the leaders of Africa in 2012, declared 2014 the year of Agriculture and Food Security.
Well I could be seen by others to be asking or expecting too much if I say, what I am about to say, but I will say it anyway... "We have not managed to make the first 17 days of 2014 as Africa's Year of Agriculture and Food Security (YoAFS) effectively count, and hence we need to roll up our sleeves and increase momentum..." 
This statement does not mean that our leaders are doing nothing. Certainly not. I know there are a number of high level meetings taking place on the continent and beyond deliberating how the YoAFS can be the dawn of Africa's century.
But, while the high level technical meetings are happening; for instance, while our leaders are preparing for the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union which will run from the 24th to the 31st of January 2014, under the theme, "Ye…