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The Malabo Montpellier Forum


Lilongwe, Malawi

The Malabo Montpellier Forum is held in Lilongwe, Malawi on July 10, 2018. TheMaMo Forum is hosted by The Right Honorable Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and co-chaired by His Excellency Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, Minister in charge of Planning and Development of the Republic of Benin.

As we gather in Lilongwe to launch the report, we are joined by high-level participants including H.E Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the "One World - No Hunger" Initiative at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and from several African countries, representatives at the ministerial level, senior executives of leading global development agencies and members of the Malabo Montpellier Panel. During the Forum participants will discuss the policy, institutional and programmatic factors which have led to remarkable progress in several African countries and share lessons that can be learnt across borders.

The Malabo Montpellier Forum provides a platform for informed dialogue and exchange among African policy makers at the highest level on agriculture, nutrition and food security.

Meetings of the Forum are guided by technical reports prepared by the experts gathered under the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a group of leading African and European experts from the fields of agriculture, ecology, nutrition, public policy and global development.

The Forum in July 2018 will focus on mechanization along the agriculture value chain and is supported by a technical report by the Malabo Montpellier Panel analyzing  African countries, which have achieved significant agricultural growth through systematic mechanization efforts.

The Forum is attended by representatives at the ministerial level from several African countries, senior executives of leading global development agencies and members of the Malabo Montpellier Panel. Participants will exchange on the policy, institutional and programmatic factors which have led to remarkable progress in several African countries.

Mechanization if done in the right way, will be a major pillar of the future successful growth and transformation of Africa’s agriculture sector.The report will provide critical insights on how to achieve this.

*The MaMo Forum is by invitation only event

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