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Much of the IAFN’s work in 2013 was dedicated to coordinating the ‘Private Sector Mechanism’ (PSM) which provides private sector input at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). 2013 saw the election of a new IAFN Chairperson, Hakan Bahceci, CEO of Dubai-headquartered Hakan Agro Group. There was ongoing work with policy makers throughout the year, as well as the formation of PSM committees to respond to CFS work streams such as Responsible Agricultural Investment, Biofuels and Nutrition. Many of those committees met almost monthly. Position papers were created regarding talent development, small scale farming, and nutrition. Among the many accomplishments of the year, the private sector mechanism was able to successfully propose that CFS should focus on talent development in the agriculture sector in its 2015-2017 programme of work. An International Year of Pulses was declared for 2016 with the support of farmers and pulse companies all over the world.