Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger


It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment.

Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters, such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050. Investments in agriculture are crucial to increasing the capacity for agricultural productivity and sustainable food production systems are necessary to help alleviate the perils of hunger.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

1,000 Days

2010 Washington DC USA J y

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Coventry UK E y

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM 1994 New Rochelle NY USA G

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Accademia Europea di Scienza della Nutrizione

1961 Milan MI Italy D

ACDI/VOCA

1997 Washington DC USA G

ACER-Russie

1961 Paris France G

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action pour le développement - SOS Faim

SOS Faim 1964 Brussels Belgium G

ActionAid

1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva GE Switzerland F g

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F

Adventist Health Food Association

AHFA 1967 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

ASTF 2013 Accra Ghana F g

African Agribusiness Incubators Network

AAIN Accra Ghana G

African Agricultural Economics Education Network

AAEEN Nairobi Kenya F

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

AATF 2003 Nairobi Kenya D f

African Association of Agricultural Economists

AAAE 2003 Nairobi Kenya E

African Centre for Fertilizer Development

ACFD 1987 Harare Harare Zimbabwe E g

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g

African Conference on the Integrated Family Planning, Nutrition and Parasite Control Project

PANFRICO S c

African Conservation Tillage Network

ACT 1999 Nairobi Kenya F

African Crop Science Society

ACSS 1993 El Minia Minya Egypt D

African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

AFAP 2003 Johannesburg South Africa E

African Food Network of Food Data Systems

AFROFOODS Calabar Cross River Nigeria E

African Forest Forum

AFF Nairobi Kenya F v

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g

African Graduate Nutrition Students Network

Tamale Ghana F

African Green Foundation International

AGFI 1995 Garki Jigawa Nigeria J f

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Model Forest Network

AMFN 2009 E

African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education

ANAFE 1993 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Zanzibar Urban/West Tanzania UR F

African Nutrition Society

ANS 2008 Accra Ghana E

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

African Rainforest Conservancy

ARC 1991 New York NY USA G

African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

AFRACA 1977 Nairobi Kenya D

African Smallholder Farmers Group

ASFG G y

African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment

AWLAE 1990 Nairobi Kenya G

African-Asian Rural Development Organization

AARDO 1962 Delhi Delhi India C g

Afrique verte

Montreuil France G y

AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea

1948 Rome RM Italy E g

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 F f

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