The Private Sector Mechanism was fortunate to have a meeting with the new FAO Director General Qu Dongyu during the 46th United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Rick White, CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association and Chair of the International Agrifood Network, shares remarks following the meeting with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
The IFAD-financed Value Chain Development Program (VCDP) and its partnership with Olam in Nigeria has been selected as one of five finalists for a global partnership award sponsored by Concordia, the U.S. Department of State, and the University of Virginia. 32,000 smallholder farmers have doubled their rice sales thanks to the VCDP partnership in Nigeria.
Registration for CFS46 is now open. Members of the private sector are encouraged to register themselves via this link: https://bit.ly/327VFjF
Rome, 26 June 2019: Rick White, CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), has been elected Chair of the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN). The IAFN works on a wide variety of issues relating to agriculture, food, and nutrition, and serves as the focal point for the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). White will lead the IAFN for the next two years in bringing together 18 international agriculture, farmer, and food associations that represent over 10,000 businesses worldwide in 135 countries.