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, to cooperatives, processors, small-medium enterprises, and food companies, we welcome all those involved in addressing agriculture and food security.

As we look ahead to 2017, the CFS work programme will deal with important issues such as nutrition; women’s empowerment; Sustainable Development Goals; rural transformation and urbanization; forestry; for which we have established committees with our private sector participants.

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 2017:

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) – May/June
  • UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) – October

We would be delighted to have the strengthened 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.

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

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

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

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

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 Live Nutrition
  • ePure
  • 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

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