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

European Association for Rural Development Institutions

1965 Brussels Belgium E y

European Association for the Promotion of Sustainable and Responsible Fisheries

Blue Fish Lorient France D

European Association of Agricultural Economists

EAAE 1975 Wageningen Netherlands D v

European Association of Fisheries Economists

EAFE 1989 Sukarrieta Álava Spain E

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Saragossa Spain F

European Biostimulants Industry Council

EBIC 2011 Antwerp Belgium D

European Brewery Convention

EBC 1947 Brussels Belgium D

European Brown Swiss Federation

1964 Paris France E

European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism

ECEAT International 1994 Gärsnäs Sweden D

European Centre for Research into Techniques for Informing the Population in Emergency Situations

1988 Madrid Madrid Spain G g

European Centre on Forest Fires

ECFF 2003 Athens Greece G g

European Centre on Training and Formation of Local and Regional Authorities and Population in the Field of Natural and Technological Disasters

ECMHT 1995 Baku Azerbaijan G g

European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign


European Club of Paediatric Dieticians

1996 Loisy France F

European Cold Storage and Logistics Association

ECSLA 1997 Brussels Belgium D

European College for Veterinary Public Health

ECVPH 1999 Merelbeke Belgium E

European College of Animal Reproduction

ECAR 1999 Munich Germany E v

European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ECVCN 1998 D

European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

EUFMD 1954 Rome RM Italy E g

European Commission on Agriculture

ECA 1949 Budapest Hungary E g

European Committee for Training and Agriculture

1972 Bologna BO Italy G

European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China

ECARDC Delft Netherlands E

European Conservation Agriculture Federation

ECAF 1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Consortium for Organic Animal Breeding

Eco-AB 2006 Frick AG Switzerland F

European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding

ECO-PB 2001 Frick AG Switzerland F

European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes

1976 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Social Protection of Farmers

1974 Strasbourg France T g

European Cooperative Research Network on Sustainable Rural Environmental and Energy

SREN 1981 Braunschweig Germany K

European Coordination Via Campesina

ECVC 1986 Brussels Belgium F y

European Council on Eating Disorders

ECED 1989 London UK D

European Crop Care Association

ECCA 1993 Borchtlombeek Belgium D

European Crop Protection Association

ECPA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

European Dairy Association

EDA 1995 Brussels Belgium D

European Endangered Species Programme

EEP 1985 Amsterdam Netherlands K

European Energy Crops Inter-Network

EECI-Network Enschede Netherlands F

European Federation for Agricultural Recycling

EFAR 2006 Paris France J

European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

EFITA 1996 Aylesbury UK D

European Federation of Agricultural Exhibitions and Show Organizers

EURASCO 1967 Verona BL Italy F

European Federation of Branches of the World's Poultry Science Association

EFWPSA 1960 Ås Norway E

European Federation of City Farms

EFCF 1990 Lennik Belgium F

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

EFFoST 1984 Wageningen Netherlands E

European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions

EFFAT 2001 Brussels Belgium F

European Federation of Local Forest Communities

1990 Mainz Germany D

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

EFAD 1978 Emmerich Germany D

European Federation of the Trade in Dried Fruit, Edible Nuts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Processed Fishery Products, Spices, Honey and Similar Foodstuffs

FRUCOM 1960 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations

EFTBA 1994 Boulogne France D

European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification

EFISC-GTP Brussels Belgium E y

European Fisheries Alliance

EUFA Brussels Belgium E

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organization

EFARO 1989 Ijmuiden Netherlands D

European Fisheries Control Agency

EFCA 2005 Vigo A Coruña Spain E g