Our Governance

PARM is governed by the Steering Committee - leading the Secretariat -and technically supported by the Advisory Committee; it is hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). the Platform also closely collaborates with other partners such as development organizations, the private sector, universities and research institutes.

Our Donors

Strategic Partner

Structure, Institutional Setup and Governance

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) represented by the European Commission (EC), the the French Development Agency (AFD), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS/DGCS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). AUDA-NEPAD is a major strategic partner in Africa, and as such, is also included in the SC.

In 2016, the German cooperation (BMZ and KfW) became officially a member of the SC after their decision to provide funds to PARM through a KfW-NEPAD agreement to implement ARM investments. The SC provides strategic guidelines to the PARM Secretariat, and has the authority to make budgetary decisions. It meets two times per year.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee (AC) is a partnership with key technical partners who provide advice as a group to advance the agricultural risk management (ARM) agenda. The AC is composed of a pool of international and regional multilateral partners (World Bank Group), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), African Risk Capacity (ARC); knowledge partners (Agrinatura, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), etc.); farmers organizations (ROPPA, EAFF); and private sector (CARGILL, MUNICH RE), among others.

The Advisory Committee provides technical advice to PARM and represents a platform for knowledge exchange to bring forward the ARM Agenda.


The Secretariat was established in September 2014 and hosted by IFAD. It is responsible for managing the programme and implementing the PARM process, liaising with clients, donors and partners, and linking them with service providers/ practitioners who have specific expertise in ARM. PARM also closely coordinates and cooperates with additional partners from development organizations, the private sector, universities, and research institutes.