The Malabo Montpellier Panel, during its sixth MaMo Forum held on July 15, 2020, launched its 6th report on livestock titled " Meat, milk and more: Policy innovations to shepherd inclusive and sustainable livestock systems in Africa" (available on mamopanel.org). The report explores Africa’s livestock sector – production and consumption trends, challenges including conflict, as well as the opportunities along the entire value chain. It also addresses cross-cutting themes such as trade, animal and human health, food safety as well as the sector’s impact on and resilience to climate change. The report analyzes the experiences of five African countries – Ethiopia, Mali, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda - in terms of their institutional and policy innovations and programmatic interventions and will provide critical insights on how to design a livestock sector that benefits farmers, herders and consumers.
Thirteen African countries were represented at the Forum amongst which: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia. Several International organisations were also present at the Forum: the African Union Commission (AUC) from which we had the pleasure to have H.E Josefa Sacko, the AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture for the opening statements, the African Development Bank, the Islamic development Bank, the World Bank, ZEF, CIRAD, IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe, UNECA, AGRA, the UK Department for International Development, FAO and many others. The MaMo Panel members were also present.