"Nourished". Lessons learnt from success stories to beat malnutrition in Africa.

Rural scene in Niger. Photo by Milo Mitchell, IFPRI.

We cordially invite you to a seminar at the Center for Development Research of Bonn University (ZEF) with Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Africa Director at the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C., Prof. Joachim von Braun, ZEF-Director, and Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Our discussion will deal with the question why some African countries have been successful in their battle against malnutrition whilst others are still lagging behind.




Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Venue: The Center for Development Research (ZEF), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany, ground floor, right conference room

Background: Several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, and Ethiopia, have shown substantial success in reducing malnutrition over the last 15 years. This progress, driven largely by policy actions and interventions, shows that the battle against malnutrition in Africa can be won, according to the report “Nourished” by the Malabo Montpellier Panel. The report analyses the policy decisions and actions that contributed to these success stories and draws out the lessons that policymakers, development partners and other stakeholders can learn.


The Panel published the report "Nourished" last year. The German version “Ernährt” will be launched at our event on March 22.

Please register with presse.zef(at)uni-bonn.de by March 20 for attending this event.

We are looking forward to seeing you at ZEF on March 22, 2018, 11 a.m.!


Brief information: The Malabo Montpellier Panel consists of 17 leading African and European experts in agriculture, ecology, nutrition, public policy and global development (see www.mamopanel.org). It is co-chaired by Dr. Ousmane Badiane and Professor Joachim von Braun.  It supports high-level evidence-based dialogue and policy choices that accelerate progress towards the goals set out in the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the Malabo Declaration, and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Panel works with African governments and civil society organizations to provide access to data and analysis that facilitates the design and implementation of policies that enhance agriculture, food and nutrition security. For a full list of the Panel members please visit https://www.mamopanel.org/about/panel-members/


Alma van der Veen