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 Simmental Federation

ESF 1961 Poing Germany E

European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

EurSafe 2000 Utrecht 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

European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E Trade and Labour Unions

European Tropical Forest Research Network

ETFRN 1991 Wageningen Netherlands F y International Federations

European Vegetable Protein Association

EUVEPRO 1977 Brussels Belgium D

European Working Community for Food Inspection and Consumer Protection

EWFC 1991 Farges-en-Septaine France E

European Zoo Nutrition Centre

EZNC 2002 Hillegom Netherlands E

EverGreen Agriculture Partnership

2012 Nairobi Kenya F y International Federations

fair-fish international

2010 Aadorf Switzerland G

Fairfood International

2002 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

FEAST 2008 Warrenton VA USA F

Famine Early Warning System

FEWS Washington DC USA G g IGOs

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

1971 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs


Rome Italy F g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Rice in the Mediterranean Climate Areas

MedRice Network 1990 Grugliasco Italy F FAO Bodies

FAO Investment Centre

1964 Rome Italy E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO Regional Office for Africa

FAO/RAF Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RAP 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO/REU 1947 Budapest Hungary E gy FAO Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

1947 Cairo Egypt E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus

CACTUSNET 1993 Santiago Chile E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

FAO/CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts

NUCIS 1990 Tarragona Spain E FAO Bodies

FAO/CIHEAM International Network for the Research and Development of Pasture and Forage Crops

1978 Corbais Belgium E FAO Bodies

Farm Radio International

1979 Ottawa ON Canada F

Farming First

J y International Federations

Farms International

FI 1961 Knife River MN USA G

Federation of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Professions

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Egypt D Professional Bodies

Federation of African Nutrition Societies

FANUS Morogoro Tanzania UR D

Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies

FANS 1971 Singapore Singapore D

Federation of Central American and Caribbean Poultry Sciences

San José Costa Rica D

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

FEAP 1968 Liège Belgium D

Federation of European Nutrition Societies

FENS 1979 Nuthetal Germany D

Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology of ASEAN


Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

FISPGHAN Cincinnati OH USA D y International Federations

Feed My Starving Children

FMSC 1987 Coon Rapids MN USA G


1995 Brussels Belgium F

FIAN International

1986 Heidelberg Germany F Human Rights Organizations

Financière agricole du Québec - Développement international

FADQDI Lévis QC Canada G

Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society

FHS 1987 Serdang Malaysia K v

Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic

CECAF 1967 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs