The FAO held their 3rd FAO Private Sector Mechanism meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome highlighting the crucial role the Private Sector can play in supporting FAO’s strategic goals.
Oct 16, 2014
Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 3rd FAO Private Sector Mechanism (PSM) meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome highlighting the crucial role the Private Sector can play in supporting FAO’s strategic goals. The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has supported this initiative from the beginning following the launch in November 2012 by the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
This year’s meeting brought together more than 90 delegates, including IFIF, who represent stakeholders ranging from farmers to manufacturers. The main topics discussed centered on ways to improve the business model for small-holder farmers, and on food losses and waste.
At the meeting, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva urged the private sector representatives to contribute to the creation of conditions that ensure responsible investments in food production and agriculture.
IFIF has a strong collaborative relationship with the FAO dating back many years and is committed to support the FAO notably through working together on such initiatives as Capacity Development for feed safety, the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, the LEAP partnership, as well as the International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) and the Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) series.