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

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

Eastern African Farmers Federation

EAFF 2001 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern and Southern Africa small scale Farmers' Forum

ESAFF 2002 Morogoro Tanzania UR F

Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association

ESADA 2004 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry

ECIAF 1954 Arima Trinidad-Tobago E gjv

Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement

1983 T g

EAT

Oslo Norway F

Eating Disorders Research Society

EDRS Glenview IL USA D

Eau, agriculture et santé en milieu tropical

EAST 1983 Paris France G

EBM International

1954 Wustermark Germany F

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Oakton VA USA F

Ecole régionale post-universitaire d'aménagement et de gestion intégrés des forêts et territoires tropicaux

ERAIFT Paris France G

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg C

Edesia Nutrition

Edesia 2010 North Kingstown RI USA G

Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization

ECHO 1973 North Fort Myers FL USA G

Eduforest International Forestry Training Network

La Bastide des Jourdans France F

EIT Food

Heverlee F

Ekklesia Society

1996 Frisco TX F v

Elevages sans frontières

1999 Wasquehal France G

Emergency Nutrition Network

ENN 1996 Oxford UK G

Empowers Africa

New York NY USA G

Energy and Resources Institute

TERI 1974 Delhi India G j

Enraíza Derechos

1985 Madrid Spain G v

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and Tropical Forest Conservation Act

EAI/TFCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Entomological Society of Southern Africa

ESSA 1937 Hatfield South Africa F

Entraide et fraternité

1961 Brussels Belgium G

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v

Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f

Equilibres and Populations

Equipop 1993 Paris France G

EU Specialty Food Ingredients

1983 Brussels Belgium E y

EUCARPIA

1956 Gouda Netherlands D v

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F

Eurasian Center for Food Security

Moscow Russia G

Euro-Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers

EAAAE 2000 Moscow Russia D

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on Know-how in the Water Sector

EMWIS 1997 Sophia Antipolis France F g

EUROCITIES

1986 Brussels Belgium F

EUROFOODWATER

Association EFW Reims France J c

Europäische Föderation der Rinderrassen des Alpensystems

1992 Gressan Italy D

European Academy of Food Engineering

EAFE Cork Ireland D

European Agricultural and Applied Economics Publications Foundation

EAAEP Foundation Zevenhuizen Netherlands F f

EURopean AGricultural Research Initiative

EURAGRI Aalborg Denmark F

European Agroforestry Federation

EURAF 2011 D

European and Mediterranean Cereal Rusts Foundation

EMCRF 1969 Thiverval-Grignon France F f

European Aquaculture Society

EAS 1976 Ostend Belgium D

European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform

EATiP Liège Belgium F y

European Arboricultural Council

EAC 1993 Bad Honnef Germany D y

European Association for Food Safety

SAFE Consortium 2002 Brussels Belgium D

European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition

EAGEN 1970 Wuppertal Germany D v

European Association for People Management

EAPM 1962 London D

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