FAO Informal Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG)

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FAO believes that the private sector plays a pivotal role in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, and in supporting FAO members in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, FAO's Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) serves as an informal channel allowing select stakeholders across the private sector to give important advice and feedback on FAO's increasing engagement with the private sector.

The PSAG consists of 25 private sector entities reflecting a balanced global representation of actors across the agrifood value chain. PSAG members provide input at a strategic level on how FAO can better tailor its outreach approaches to different kinds of private entities, support an increase in SDG-aligned investments, as well as how to best fine tune FAOs approach to private sector engagement to achieve impactful results.

The first virtual PSAG meeting was opened by Director General QU Dongyu on 31 January 2023. The meeting was attended by FAO's core leadership, observers nominated by the FAO Regional Groups, and by the PSAG members. The group will be convened for at least two meetings per year, with additional ad hoc meetings as required.

PSAG members speak under Chatham house rules, and feedback from meetings is reported at a strategic, rather than individual level.


PSAG members:

  1. Ajinomoto Co., Inc - Japan
  2. Alianza Cooperativa Internacional – Américas (ACI AMÉRICAS) - Uruguay
  3. Alianza Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de la Industria de Alimentos y Bebida (ALAIAB) - Costa Rica
  4. Anacafé - Guatemala
  5. Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA) - Egypt
  6. CODEOP - Spain
  7. DANONE - France
  8. Eastern Africa Grain Council - Kenya
  9. Elite Agro - United Arab Emirates
  10. Empowering Farmers Foundation (EFF) - Zambia
  11. Food Banking Regional Network - Egypt
  12. German Agribusiness Alliance - Germany
  13. Global Dairy Platform (GDP) - United States of America
  14. International Development Advisory Services (IDAS, KPMG) East Africa - Kenya
  15. INVISO Group - Madagascar
  16. Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) – Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) - Saudi Arabia
  17. MAYA Sarl - Mali
  18. Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network - Fiji
  19. Pakistan Agricultural Coalition - Pakistan
  20. PANDA Retail Co. (Retail Sector) Savola Food - Saudi Arabia
  21. Paradise Foods Limited - Papua New Guinea
  22. Pinduoduo Inc. - China
  23. SOLINFTEC - Brazil
  24. Tetra Laval Group/Tetra Laval Food for Development - Sweden
  25. Turkish Food and Beverage Industry Associations (TGDF) - Türkiye


PSAG observers:

Africa Region

Observer: South Africa

Europe Region

Observer: France

Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Observer: Argentina

Near East Region

Observer: Sudan

North America Region

Observers: Canada (co-chair), United States of America (co-chair)

Southwest Pacific Region

Observer: Australia

Asia Region

Observer: China

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