Key findings of the the Malabo-Montpellier Panel reports for AfDB

  • 18th March 2019
  • by secretary
18 March 2019. Abidjan. The Malabo Montpellier Panel: High Level Policy Innovation through evidence and dialogue in agriculture

This event co-organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Malabo Montpellier Panel in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire, covered the thematic areas covered under the Panel’s first three reports and bring together members of the Panel to present the key findings and recommendations, and to exchange with the experts at the AfDB.

They also discussed the way forward regarding the appropriation of the outcome of the reports by policy makers and planners in order to inform policy reforms and investments to be supported by the Bank and other Development Partners. 

Particularly, the discussion focused on the communication approach followed by the Panel so far and identifies possible improvement if necessary. Finally, during the event some insights on priority topics for future reports by the Panel were discussed.

Since January 2017, the Malabo Montpellier Panel has published three reports.

  1. Nourished: How Africa Can Build a Future Free from Hunger and Malnutrition (September 2017); 
  2. Mechanized: Transforming Africa’s agriculture value chains (July 2018); 
  3. and Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa (December 2018). 

The thematic areas covered under these reports tie in closely with the AfDB’s Hi 5 Agenda.