The Malabo Montpellier (MaMo) Forum in Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco

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

Rabat MaMo Forum

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 third meeting of the Malabo Montpellier Forum took place on Monday, 17th December in Rabat, Morocco. The basis of this third Forum meeting was Malabo Montpellier Panel’s report: Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa.

The report summarizes the key findings of a systematic analysis of what six African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Niger and South Africa – at the forefront of progress on irrigation have done right. The report has identified a set of policies and practices which, if brought to scale, could significantly improve the resilience and livelihoods of rural communities and spur overall agricultural growth and transformation in Africa. 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.

The Forum was tied to the 2018 Atlantic Dialogues, organized by OCP Policy Center for the New South, which took place on 13th – 15th December 2018. Participation in the Malabo Montpellier Forum is by invitation only. 

Read the MaMo Forum brochure

Watch the 3rd Forum introductory video