African Development Bank HQ, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire — The African Development Bank and the Malabo Montpellier Panel (MaMo Panel) will convene a one-day seminar on the topic "High level policy innovation through evidence and dialogue in agriculture" on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
The event will focus on nutrition, mechanization and irrigation, which are thematic areas covered under the first three reports of the Malabo Montpellier Panel and key elements towards achieving the African Development Bank Feed Africa Strategy.
Members of the Panel will present the key findings and recommendations, and exchange with experts at the Bank. The first three reports of the Malabo Montpellier Panel are:
Nourished: How Africa Can Build a Future Free from Hunger and Malnutrition (September 2017);
Mechanized: Transforming Africa's agriculture value chains (July 2018); and
Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa (December 2018).
The event will also be an opportunity to discuss the appropriation of the outcomes of the reports by policy makers and planners. These outcomes are expected to inform future policy reforms and investments of the African Development Bank and other development partners.
The discussion will also focus on MaMo's communication approach to date, and possible improvements, as well as priority topics for future reports.