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 2019 CFS Report (238 KB)

pdf PSM Annual Report 2019
(248 KB)

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 
  • Bayer
  • Canada Grains Council
  • Canadian Canola Growers 
  • Cargill Plc
  • CropLife International 
  • Danone Trading
  • Duggan Veterinary Supplies Ltd
  • Export Trading Group
  • Gallup
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance 
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Pulse Confederation
  • 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 
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Nestle 
  • PepsiCo
  • 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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