Private Sector Mechanism in Numbers

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. Read more about the CFS Advisory Group.

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 2016/17 - Working Groups

  • Responsible agricultural investment
  • Nutrition & Post ICN2
  • SDGs 2030 Agenda
  • Access of smallholders to markets
  • Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition
  • Livestock and sustainable development
  • Urbanization and rural development
  • Women's empowerment

pdf PSM - Budget Summary 2016 (113 KB)

2017 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amway
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Cargill
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA)
  • CropLife International (CLI)
  • Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
  • Danone
  • Danone - Early Live Nutrition
  • ePure
  • Export Trading Group
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • Global Dairy Platform (GDP)
  • Global Farmer Network
  • Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)
  • Health for Animals
  • Himalayan Apple Growers (HAGS)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
  • International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA)
  • International Seed Federation (ISF)
  • Longevity Development Holdings Limited
  • Mars Inc.
  • Mead Johnson
  • Nuffield International
  • Piscari Industries
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta
  • Tetra Laval
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • Yara International

2016 Supporters

  • Arla Foods
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Canadia Canola Growers Association (CCGA)
  • Cargill
  • Coca-Cola
  • CropLife International (CLI)
  • Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture
  • Danone
  • DSM
  • Duxton Asset Management
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • ePure
  • Export Trading Group
  • Global Dairy Platform (GDP)
  • Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)
  • Health for Animals
  • Himalayan Apple Growers Society (HAGS)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
  • International Seed Federation (ISF)
  • Monsanto
  • Malawi Mangoes
  • Mars Inc.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta
  • Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Tetra Laval
  • US Council for International Business
  • U.S Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • U.S Sustainability Alliance (USSA)
  • Yara International

2015 Supporters

  • Arla Foods
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Cargill
  • Coca-Cola
  • CropLife International
  • Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture
  • Duxton Asset Management
  • E-Pure
  • Export Trading Group
  • Global Dairy Platform
  • Global Pulse Confederation
  • Global Salmon Initiative
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.
  • Hakan Foods
  • Health for Animals
  • Himalayan Apple Growers
  • International Coalition of Fisheries Associations
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Industry Association
  • International Seed Federation
  • Malawi Mangoes
  • Mars Inc.
  • Mead Johnson
  • Syngenta
  • US Council for International Business
  • US Soy Bean Export Council
  • Yara International

2014 Supporters

  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Cargill
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Coca Cola
  • CropLife International
  • Danone
  • Duxton Asset Management
  • E-Pure
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • Global Pulse Confederation
  • Global Salmon Initiative
  • Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.
  • Hakan Foods
  • IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation
  • International Dairy Federation
  • International Fertilizer Industry Association
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Seed Federation
  • Health for Animals
  • Malawi Mangoes
  • Mars
  • Mastercard
  • Mead Johnson
  • Meridian
  • Monsanto
  • Phoenix Africa
  • US Council for International Business
  • Vestergaard