Montpellier Panel

The Montpellier Panel is a group of African and European experts from the fields of agriculture, trade, ecology and global development chaired by Sir Gordon Conway of Imperial College London. The Panel is working together to  enable better European government support of national and regional agricultural development and food security priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Panel first met in Montpellier in March 2010.

The Montpellier Panel members include the following experts serving in their personal capacities:


Sir Gordon Conway (Chair), Director of Agriculture for Impact and Professor of International Development, Imperial College London.

Sir Gordon Conway is Director of Agriculture for Impact and a Professor of International Development at Imperial College London. Read more >>


camilla-toulminCamilla Toulmin (Co-Chair), Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Camillla Toulmin has been the Director of IIED since 2004 and has focused on developing the Institute’s strategy and communications. Read more >>



Tom Arnold, Director General, Institute for International and European Affairs and Special Hunger Representative, Concern Worldwide

Tom Arnold was CEO of Concern Worldwide until February 2013, when he became Chair of the Irish Constitution. Read More >>


Ousmane Badiane, Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Ousmane Badiane is the Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Read more >>



joachim-von-braunJoachim von Braun, Director, ZEF, University of Bonn

Joachim von Braun is an applied and agricultural economist, with a Doctoral degree from University of Goettingen, Germany.  Read more >>


henri-carsaladeHenri Carsalade, AfricaRice Board Member and Chairman of Agropolis Foundation Board of Directors

Henri was a member of the General Council for Agriculture, advising the Minister of Agriculture of France. Read more >>


peter-hazellPeter Hazell, Visiting Professor, Imperial College London

Peter Hazell has devoted most of his career to research and advisory work on policy issues related to agricultural development. Read more >>


jane-karukuJane Karuku, Former President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Jane Karuku took up the presidency of AGRA in April 2012, after serving as Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary-General of Telkom Kenya. Read more >> 


namanga-ngongiNamanga Ngongi, Former President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Namanga Ngongi was President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 2007-2012. Read more >>


oumar-niangadoOumar Niangado, Delegate for West Africa, Syngenta Foundation

Oumar Niangado is the delegate of Syngenta Foundation for West Africa. Read more >>




Ruth Oniang’o, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)

Ruth K. Oniang’o is a noted leader in outreach to and work with smallholder farmers in Kenya. Read more >>


prabhu-pingaliPrabhu Pingali, Professor and Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, Cornell University

Prabhu Pingali is Professor and Director at Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, Cornell University. Read more >>


david-radcliffeDavid Radcliffe, Senior Advisor, Agricultural Research for Development, DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission

David Radcliffe has a B.Sc in biochemistry and soil science from the University of Wales and an M.Sc in soil science from the University of Aberdeen. Read more >>

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda has held the position of CEO of FANRPAN since 2004. Read more >>


ramadjita-taboRamadjita Tabo, Director, Regional Hub West and Central Africa, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Ramadjita Tabo is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Read more >>


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[…] Le Panel de Montpellier est un groupe d'experts européens et africains dans les domaines de l'agriculture, du commerce, de l'écologie et du développement mondial. Le groupe est présidé par le Professeur Gordon Conway, Directeur de Agriculture for Impact, l’initiative de plaidoyer à l’origine de la création du groupe. Depuis Mars 2010, les membres du Panel travaillent ensemble pour émettre des recommandations en vue  d’améliorer l’appui des gouvernements européens au développement de l’agriculture nationale/régionale et aux priorités de sécurité alimentaire en Afrique Sub-Saharienne. […]

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