The Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) is an open platform for providing a permanent seat for for-profit enterprises, and their associations, right across the value chain at the UN Committee on Food Security. From farmers to input providers, cooperatives, processors, small-medium enterprises, food companies, and more, we welcome all those involved in addressing agriculture and food security.

As every year, the PSM will conduct four quarterly calls in January, March, September, and December, for which members will receive invitations. In addition, we will be hosting a virtual Annual General Meeting which will include a series of bilateral meetings surrounding the June date.

We would be delighted to have robust support and engagement of businesses at the CFS. The mechanism is dependent on donations for continuing operations. We welcome funding from members of the Private Sector Mechanism on a voluntary basis.

If you want to be part of the private sector consultations on the work of the Committee on World Food Security, just send us your details: name, association/company, address, phone and e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. IAFN and PSM members may make voluntary contributions to support PSM activities. The following membership levels and services are proposed to all PSM members.

Updated membership information for 2020 is available here:

pdf PSM Membership and Sponsorship 2021 (180 KB)

PSM Membership

Supporting Members – €12,000

  • Committee engagement and special briefings
  • 4 meetings per year (AGM in person and four teleconference calls)
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Ongoing analytical support and tracking on CFS issues
  • Access to special events
  • High-Level Dinner/Dialogue tickets (up to 6 people from your organization)
  • Participation in Governing Council of PSM
  • Attendance at bilateral meetings with country missions
  • Input into reviews and approval of strategic priorities, work plan and proposed budget, resolution of challenges

Contributors – €2,500

  • Committee engagement and special briefings
  • 4 meetings per year (AGM and four teleconference calls)
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Attendance at bilateral meetings with country missions organized for supporting members
  • High Level Dinner/Dialogue participants (up to 2 people from your organization)

Non-Paying Members

  • Committee engagement
  • AGM meeting - 1 meeting per year
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Participation in the PSM delegation at plenary or other CFS events
    NOTE: Participation at the High-Level Dinner/Dialogue is not included

Sponsorships

Members are also able to sponsor the following special events throughout the year:

  • High Level Dinner (€42,000)
  • Support the PSM activities in preparation for the Food Systems Summit (€15,000)
  • Sponsorship of participation for farmers, SMEs, and youth in agriculture (flexible)
  • Networking events during Annual General Meeting (€5,000)
  • Networking event at the launch of the CFS delegation (IF IN-PERSON)
  • Support for youth engagement networking event (€3,500)

Note that members of the International Agri-Food Network support PSM operations through their annual membership dues.

2020 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited 
  • Bayer
  • Canada Grains Council
  • Canadian Canola Growers 
  • Cargill Plc
  • Ceva Animal Health
  • CropLife International 
  • Danone Trading
  • Duggan Veterinary Supplies Ltd
  • Export Trading Group
  • Gallup
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance 
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Pulse Confederation
  • Global Agri Business Alliance 
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • Health for Animals
  • Himalayan Apple Growers Society 
  • Indonesian Farmers Society Organisation 
  • International Chamber of Commerce 
  • International Council of Beverage Associations 
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Association 
  • International Food and Beverage Alliance 
  • International Seed Federation 
  • Nestle 
  • OCP
  • PepsiCo
  • Rabobank
  • RB
  • Sight and Life
  • Solutions from the Land
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Tetra Laval AB
  • Tetra Pak
  • Unilever
  • U.S. Council for International Business 
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • Yara

2019 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Bayer
  • Canada Grains Council
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Cargill
  • CropLife International 
  • Danone
  • Export Trading Group
  • Federalimentare
  • Federation of European Aquaculture Producers
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association 
  • Gallup
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Farmer Network
  • Global Pulse Confederation 
  • Health for Animals 
  • Himalayan Apple Growers Society 
  • International Agri-Food Network
  • International Chamber of Commerce 
  • International Council of Beverage Associations
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Association 
  • International Food and Beverage Alliance
  • International Seed Federation
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Nestle
  • Nuffield International 
  • Piscari Industries
  • Rabobank
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Tetra Laval
  • Unilever
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • U.S. Sustainability Alliance 
  • WAMTI
  • Yara International

2018 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amway
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association 
  • Cargill
  • CropLife International
  • Danone - Early Life Nutrition
  • ePure
  • Export Trading Group
  • Federalimentare
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Farmer Network
  • Global Pulse Confederation
  • Health for Animals
  • Himalayan Apple Growers Society
  • International Agri-Food Network
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • International Dairy Federation
  • Internatinal Fertilizer Association 
  • International Food and Beverage Alliance
  • International Seed Federation 
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Monsanto
  • Nestle
  • Nuffield International 
  • Piscari Industries
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta
  • Tetra Laval
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • U.S. Sustainability Alliance
  • WAMTI
  • Yara International
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