In each member country, the FANRPAN network operates through an inter-sectoral multi-stakeholder platform designated as a “country node”. The management of a country node is vested in the “node hosting institution”, with support from a “node steering committee” that has five (5) to eight (8) elected members comprising representatives from government, private sector, farmers’ organisations, policy research institutions and non-governmental organizations. The members of the node steering committee elect a chairperson from among themselves. The chairperson reports to the hosting institution. The role of the node steering committee is to provide information on sectoral issues and provide guidance on issues pertaining to node administration. In addition, the committee provides input and guidance on the technical programme of the node. In South Africa, the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) is the node hosting institution.