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 Type III

European Food Sovereignty Movement

NYELENI 1996 Vienna Austria F

European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Round Table

European Food SCP Roundtable Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

European Forest Genetic Resources Programme

EUFORGEN 1994 Bonn Germany E g IGOs

European Forest Institute

EFI Joensuu Finland E gjy International Federations, Institutes, IGOs

European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility

EFIMED 2007 Barcelona Spain E y International Federations, Institutes

European Forest Science Academic Network

Silva Network 1989 Dresden Germany F

European Forestry Commission

EFC 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services

EUFRAS 2013 Riga Latvia F

European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders

EFFAB Brussels Belgium F

European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development

EFARD 1997 Wageningen Netherlands F

European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

EFNCP Lampeter UK F

European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development

EIARD Brussels Belgium F g IGOs

European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture

EISA 2001 Erkelenz Germany D y International Federations

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission

EIFAAC 1957 Budapest Hungary E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

European Institute for the History and Culture of Food

2000 Tours France E j Institutes

European Institute of the Cultivated Forest

Cestas France G j Institutes

European Lactation Consultants Alliance

ELACTA D

European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trades

1980 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

European Live Poultry and Poultry Hatching Egg Association

ELPHA 2015 Brussels Belgium D

European Milk Bank Association

EMBA 2010 Milan Italy D

European Milk Board

EMB Brussels Belgium D

European Milk Forum

EMF 2011 F f

European Mushroom Growers' Group

1980 Paris France D

European Natural Soy and Plant Based Foods Manufacturers Association

ENSA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European Network for Comparative Analysis on Food and Eating

enCAFE Toulouse France J

European Network of Agricultural Journalists

ENAJ 2011 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Network of Agricultural Social Protection Systems

ENASP Kassel Germany F

European Network of Engineering for Agriculture and Environment

ENGAGE 1988 Bedford UK F

European Network of GMO Laboratories

ENGL 2002 Ispra Italy F

European Network of International Relations Officers at Higher Education Institutions for Agricultural and Related Sciences

IROICA 1997 Zagreb Croatia F

European Nursery Products Confederation

ENPC 2011 Brussels Belgium D

European Nutraceutical Association

ENA Parma Italy D

European Nutrition for Health Alliance, The

ENHA London UK D y International Federations

European Observatory of Mountain Forests

EOMF Chambéry France F

European Organization of Agricultural and Rural Contractors

1961 Brussels Belgium E Professional Bodies

European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

EPF 2000 Brussels Belgium D

European Plant Science Organization

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Probiotic Association

EPA 1999 Paris France D

European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium

EPHAC Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Simmental Federation

ESF 1961 Poing Germany E

European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

EurSafe 2000 Wageningen Netherlands D

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

ESPEN 1980 Luxembourg Luxembourg D v

European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research

ESNA 1969 Brno Czech Rep D

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

ESPGHAN 1968 Vienna Austria D v

European Society for Population Economics

ESPE 1986 Braga Portugal D v

European Society of Agricultural Engineers

EurAgEng 1984 Brussels Belgium D

European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ESVCN 1991 Sassari Italy D

European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance

ESSNA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR 2006 Brussels Belgium D g IGOs

European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture

ESCORENA 1973 Philadelphia PA USA F g FAO Bodies, IGOs

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