In partnership with the African Agri Council works closely with key partners to achieve its objectives. AAC partners are diverse and include governments, international financial institutions, the private sector and foundations. The development of food and agriculture is a long term process that requires a clear strategic focus; Food and agriculture is a business that requires an entrepreneurial approach, plenty of risk capital and favourable policies. However, this industry will not achieve its potential if it remains heavily reliant on public sector support. The AAC and its partners contribute to the advancement of this important agenda, and as such work towards expanding and diversifying its resource base in order to implement its support programme.