Audax Rukonge is the Executive Secretary of ANSAF, winners of the 2013 ONE Africa Award. He explains how it felt to win the award, and what it will mean for the future of the organization. We applied for the ONE Award because we believe agriculture can transform the lives of smallholder farmers, and address food insecurity as well as poverty. From the work we have been doing, the people we have been linking with and the changes we have started seeing back home, we felt that we could be a strong candidate for the ONE Award this year. ANSAF stands for Agriculture Non-State Actors Forum. It’s a network for smallholder farmers, NGOs and businesses in Tanzania. We help smallholder farmers to reflect on what is working or not working in their own experience and use this to develop an advocacy agenda. We discuss this with senior government officials, donors, and the parliamentary committee on agriculture.