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About the Private
Sector Mechanism

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.

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 2022 – 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. 

  • Gender Equality and Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment
  • Youth Engagement and Employment
  • Data

PSM Documents

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2022 Supporters

Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited
Bayer AG
Canada Grains Council
Canadian Canola Growers
Canadian Cattleman’s Association
Cargill Plc
Cluster Bananero Ecuador
CropLife International
Danone Trading
Export Trading Group
FMC
Global Agribusiness Alliance
Global Dairy Platform
Global Farmer Network
Global Pulse Confederation
Grain and Feed Trade Association

Health for Animals
Himalayan Apple Growers Society
Indonesian Farmers Society Organization
Institute of Food Technologists
International Chamber of Commerce
International Council of Beverage Associations
International Dairy Federation
International Fertilizer Association
International Food and Beverage Alliance
International Seed Federation
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Nestle
Nuffield International
Nuffield Ireland
OCP

PepsiCo
Rabobank
Reckitt
Sight and Life
Solutions from the Land
Syngenta Group
Tetra Pak
Unilever
U.S. Council for International Business
U.S. Grains Council
U.S. Soybean Export Council
U.S. Dairy Export Council
Wikifarmer
Yara

2021 Supporters

Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited
Bayer
Canada Grains Council
Canadian Canola Growers
Canadian Cattleman’s Association
Cargill Plc
Ceva Animal Health
Cluster Bananero Ecuador
CropLife International
Danone Trading
Export Trading Group
Global Agribusiness Alliance
Global Dairy Platform
Global Farmer Network

Global Pulse Confederation
Grain and Feed Trade Association
Health for Animals
Himalayan Apple Growers Society
Indonesian Farmers Society Organisation
Institute of Food Technologists
International Chamber of Commerce
International Council of Beverage Associations
International Dairy Federation
International Fertilizer Association
International Food and Beverage Alliance
International Seed Federation
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Nestle

Nuffield Ireland
OCP
PepsiCo
Rabobank
RB
Sight and Life
Solutions from the Land
Syngenta Crop Protection
Tetra Pak
Unilever
U.S. Council for International Business
U.S. Grains Council
U.S. Soybean Export Council
Yara

2020 Supporters

Abbott Laboratories Ireland Limited
Bayer
Canada Grains Council
Canadian Canola Growers
Cargill Plc
Ceva Animal Health
CropLife International
Danone Trading
Duggan Veterinary Supplies Ltd
Export Trading Group
Gallup
Global Agribusiness Alliance
Global Dairy Platform

Global Pulse Confederation
Global Agri Business Alliance
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
Nestle

OCP
PepsiCo
Rabobank
RB
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

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