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 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 Trade and Labour Unions

European Federation of Local Forest Communities

1990 Mainz Germany D

European Federation of the Alpine System Bovine Breeds

1992 Gressan Italy 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 International Federations

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organization

EFARO 1989 Ijmuiden Netherlands D

European Fisheries Control Agency

EFCA 2002 Vigo Spain E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

European Fishing Tackle Trade Association

EFTTA 1981 London UK D v

European Food and Feed Cultures Association

EFFCA 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Banks Federation

FEBA 1986 Brussels Belgium D Humanitarian Organizations

European Food Emulsifier Manufacturers' Association

EFEMA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Information Council

EUFIC 1995 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Information Resource

EuroFIR 2009 Brussels Belgium F

European Food Law Association

EFLA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Safety Authority

EFSA 2001 Parma Italy F g European Union Bodies, IGOs

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 Forum on Urban Forestry


European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development

EIARD Brussels Belgium F g IGOs

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission

EIFAAC 1957 Rome Italy 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


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