The Malabo Montpellier (MaMo) Forum in Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe, Malawi


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

The Malabo Montpellier Forum provides a platform to facilitate dialogue and exchange among high-level decision-makers on African agriculture, nutrition and food security to promote policy innovation using evidence produced by the Malabo Montpellier Panel. The Malabo Montpellier 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 politicians and policy makers to exchange directly on issues of strategic importance in a context that is free from domestic pressures.

The second Forum took place on July 10th 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi and saw the launch of the MaMo report, entitled “Mechanized – Transforming Africa’s Agriculture Value Chains”.The Forum gathered African ministers and other high level officials to reflect on the key findings of the report.

During the Forum the Right Honourable Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, co-chair of the Malabo Montpellier Forum commented: "African policymakers are eager to deliver on mechanization suitable for their farming communities, this report provides us with the evidence we need to shape the strategies that will make Africa a place where agribusiness, and those who invest in it can thrive.”

The report and discussions at the Forum examined seven countries — Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia — that are at the forefront of mechanisation and highlited how their successes could be replicated across Africa.

Read the MaMo Forum brochure

Watch the 2nd MaMo Forum introductory video