Food security, poverty, Africa and sustainable development are buzz words and phrases that punctuate most development discourse these days. I come from a developing country and was one of those who became so fatigued with hearing about these issues to the point that the magnitude of the problem seemed to diminish in my mind. But I could not run away from the reality of these issues as I faced them every day. I also realised that by not being part of the solution, I was indirectly a part of the problem. Albert Einstein said “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them” and truly, I began to see the problem with development in Africa more objectively when I started my MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.