The first generation of workers in African agricultural development have reached retirement age. Some are no longer actively involved in the field', while others continue unabatedly. All of them have participated in the unfolding of post-independence agricultural development, or the lack of it, depending on one's point of view. This book brings together the views of a non-trivial sample of agriculturists from many walks of life on the achievements, failures and challenges of African agriculture and the role played by foreign aid in that story. And, even more importantly, they express their vision on what will be needed for African agriculture to move forward in the future, in an age when many new challenges are emerging and new actors are appearing on the scene. With contributions from (the Anglophones) Adri van den Dries, Bede Okigbo, Brian van Arkadie, Dirk Bol, David Gibbon, Dejenne Makonen, David Norman, Dirk Zoebl, Ed Verheij, Fred Muchena, Felix Nweke, Henk Breman, Henk Mutsaers, Jock Anderson, Jane Guyer, Jan de Wolff, Peter Bolt, Peter van Doren, Peter Matlon, Richard Lowe, Sizya Lugeye, Willem Stoop and (the Francophones) Alain Bonnaissieux, Amadou Sow, Abdoulaye Traore, Dominique de la Croix, Facho Balaam, Francois Traore, Frits Wegerif, Herve Bichat, Harry Franssen, Hubert Guerin, Jean-Pierre Derlon, Jos Verdurmen, Marc Dufumier, Marieke Mutsaers, Paul Kleene, Philippe Lhoste, Rene Billaz, Youba Kone.