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 we look ahead to 2019, the CFS work programme will deal with important issues such as nutrition; rural transformation and urbanization, for which CFS is hosting the second intersessional events in January; the Sustainable Development Goals; and youth engagement. 

As every year, the PSM will conduct quarterly calls in March, September and December, for which members will receive invitations. In addition, we invite you to attend two key meetings in 2019:

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) – June 25, Rome, Italy
  • UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) – October 14-18, Rome, Italy

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 2019 is available here:

pdf Membership and Sponsorship 2019 (469 KB)

Membership Levels and Services

Supporting Members – €12,000

  • Committee engagement and special briefings
  • 4 meetings per year (AGM in person and three teleconference calls)
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Ongoing analytical support and tracking on CFS issues
  • Access to special events
  • 6 High Level Dinner tickets
  • Attendance at bilateral meetings with country missions organized for supporting members
  • Input into reviews and approval of strategic priorities, work plan and proposed budget, resolution of challenges
  • Participation in the PSM delegation at plenary or other CFS events

Contributors – €2,500

  • Committee engagement and special briefings
  • 4 meetings per year (AGM and three teleconference calls)
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Attendance at bilateral meetings with country missions organized for supporting members
  • 2 High Level Dinner participants
  • Participation in the PSM delegation at plenary or other CFS events

Non-Paying Members

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

Sponsorships

  • High Level Dinner €30,000 or 3 slots at €10,000 each
  • Annual Meeting Sponsor €7,000
  • Annual Meeting Outreach Cocktails €7,000
  • Workstream Sponsors €5,000
  • Contributors €2,500

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

2019 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amway
  • Bayer
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Cargill
  • Danone - Early Life Nutrition
  • Export Trading Group
  • Federalimentare
  • Global Agribusiness Alliance
  • International Agri-Food Network
  • International Council of Beverage Associations
  • International Dairy Federation
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Nestle
  • Piscari Industries
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Tetra Laval
  • 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

2017 Supporters

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amway
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Canon Garth
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA)
  • Cargill
  • CropLife International (CLI)
  • Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
  • Danone
  • Danone - Early Life Nutrition
  • ePure
  • Emerging Ag, Inc.
  • Export Trading Group
  • Global Dairy Platform (GDP)
  • Global Farmer Network
  • Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association
  • 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
  • Monsanto
  • Nuffield International
  • Piscari Industries
  • Sight & Life Foundation (DSM)
  • Syngenta
  • Tetra Laval
  • U.S. Council for International Business
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • Vestergaard
  • Yara International
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