The Malabo Montpellier (MaMo) Forum in Banjul, The Gambia

Banjul, The Gambia

A Platform to Facilitate Policy Innovation Through Exchange and Mutual Learning Among Leaders on Agricultural Growth and Food Security

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Face to the Camera, The Minister of Agriculture of The Gambia is seated between MaMo Co-chairs

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

The MaMo Forum is co-chaired by The Right Honourable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi and His Excellency Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, Minister of State in Charge of Planning and Development of the Republic of Benin. Under the leadership of its co-chairs, the Forum seeks to create a space for busy executives to exchange directly on issues of strategic importance in a context that is free from domestic pressures.

The fifth meeting of the Malabo Montpellier Forum took place on Tuesday, December 17, in Banjul, The Gambia. The basis of this fifth Forum meeting is Malabo Montpellier Panel’s report: "Energized: Policy innovation to power the transformation of Africa’s agriculture and food system".

The report provides an overall picture of the state of play for energy in African agriculture, presents a framework for policy innovation and design, and focuses on what six African countries—Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia—have done successfully in terms of institutional and policy innovation for energy expansion in support of agriculture and rural communities. By adapting these lessons to countries’ specific contexts and scaling them up across the continent, African governments can meet their national and international commitments to agricultural growth and transformation. Participation in the Malabo Montpellier Forum is by invitation only.

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