The IAFN has been elected to coordinate the Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) at the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.

The Private Sector Mechanism is an open platform providing a permanent seat for private enterprises right across the agri-food value chain, from farmers, to input providers, cooperatives, processors, SMEs and food companies. The private sector and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with civil society and the research community, have permanent seats on the CFS Advisory Group alongside member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

Private Sector Mechanism Brochure

We embrace the responsibility to coordinate the consultation to the wider private sector and we are seeking contributions from business and industry. More about our policy positions and contributions to CFS debates can be read here.

PSM 2019 - Macrocommittees

In 2019, the PSM consolidated its working groups into three Macrocommittees. This structure streamlines resources and allows members to focus on high-priority items on the agenda in the context of CFS. 

  • Nutrition / Monitoring / Right to Food 
  • SDGs / Partnerships / Multi-Year Plan of Work (MYPoW) / Agroecology
  • Urbanization / Youth / Global Strategic Framework

  pdf PSM Annual Report 2019
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pdf PSM Governance Guidelines 2019 (92 KB)

pdf PSM Brochure (5.38 MB)

pdf PSM Annual Report 2017 (651 KB)

pdf PSM - Budget Summary 2018 (118 KB)

pdf PSM - Budget Summary 2017 (70 KB)

pdf PSM - Budget Summary 2016 (113 KB)

2020 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited 
  • Cargill Plc
  • Danone Trading
  • Duggan Veterinary Supplies Ltd
  • Export Trading Group
  • Gallup
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance 
  • International Council of Beverage Associations 
  • International Dairy Federation
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Nestle 
  • PepsiCo
  • Piscari Industries Pty Ltd
  • Sight and Life
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Tetra Laval AB
  • Unilever
  • US Council for International Business 

2019 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Bayer
  • Cargill
  • Danone
  • Export Trading Group
  • Federalimentare
  • Gallup
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance
  • International Agri-Food Network
  • International Council of Beverage Associations
  • International Dairy Federation
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Nestle
  • Piscari Industries
  • Rabobank
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Tetra Laval
  • Unilever
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • Yara International

2018 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amway
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Cargill
  • Danone - Early Life Nutrition
  • ePure
  • Export Trading Group
  • Federalimentare
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance
  • International Agri-Food Network
  • International Dairy Federation
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Monsanto
  • Nestle
  • Piscari Industries
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta
  • Tetra Laval
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • Yara International
RT @1000Days: Q8: Our last question as we wrap-up... Finish this sentence: In a world where every one of us is well nourished, __________…
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:02