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

Fondation TerrEspoir

1996 Bussigny Switzerland G f Foundations

Food Aid Convention, 1986

FAC 1986 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Food Aid Convention, 1995

1994 T g Treaties, IGOs

Food Aid Convention, 1999

FAC 1999 T g IGOs

Food and Agricultural Research Management

FARM-Africa 1985 London UK G

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, IGOs

Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region

FFTC/ASPAC 1970 Taipei Taiwan E g IGOs

Food and Nutrition Foundation of Central America and Panama

Guatemala Guatemala F gf Foundations, IGOs

Food and Trees for Africa

FTFA 1990 Johannesburg South Africa G

Food Assistance Committee

FAC 2013 London UK E g IGOs

Food Assistance Convention

2012 T g Treaties, IGOs

Food Basket Foundation International

FBFI 1988 Ibadan Nigeria G

Food Crisis Prevention Network

1985 Paris France F y International Federations

Food Distribution Research Society

FDRS 1967 Mississippi State MS USA N

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA

1969 Chicago IL USA G

Food for Life Global

FFL 1974 Kamnik Slovenia E Humanitarian Organizations

Food for the Hungry

fh 1971 Phoenix AZ USA F f Humanitarian Organizations

Food for the Poor

FFP 1982 Coconut Creek FL USA G

Food Industry Asia

FIA 2010 Singapore Singapore D

Food Industry Students European Council

FISEC 1990 Split Croatia F

Food Institute

FI 1928 Elmwood Park NJ USA N j Institutes

Food Law Enforcement Practitioners

FLEP 1990 London UK F

Food not Bombs

FNB 1980 Santa Cruz CA USA G

Food Security Cluster

FSC Rome Italy E Humanitarian Organizations

Food Supplements Europe

1998 Brussels Belgium F

Food Tank

2013 Chicago IL USA G

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

FANRPAN 1997 Pretoria South Africa E

FoodDrinkEurope

1959 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FCPF Washington DC USA F gy International Federations, IGOs

Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa

FISNA 2004 Zomba Malawi E g IGOs

Forest Movement Europe

FME 1989 Brussels Belgium F

Forest Peoples Programme

FPP 1990 Moreton-in-Marsh UK F y International Federations

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC 1993 Bonn Germany F y International Federations

Forest Trends

1998 Washington DC USA F

Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform

FTP 2004 Brussels Belgium E

Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa

FORNESSA 2000 Kumasi Ghana F

Forests of the World

1983 Copenhagen Denmark G

Former FAO and Other United Nations Staff Association

FFOA 1971 Rome Italy G v FAO Bodies, United Nations Bodies, Alumni and Veterans, Staff Associations

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

FARA Accra Ghana F

Forum international pour l'exploitation forestière

FIEF 1998 Kinshasa Congo DR G

Foundation Amazon Fund

2008 Roosteren Netherlands J f Funds, Foundations

Foundation for Sustainable Food Security in Central West Africa

SADAOC Foundation 1992 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F f Foundations

Framework Agreement for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources on the High Seas of the South Pacific

Galapagos Agreement 2000 T g Treaties, IGOs

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva Switzerland F Human Rights Organizations, United Nations Bodies

French Farmers and International Development

1975 Paris France G

French Society of Nutrition

1963 Paris France G

Friends of the World Food Programme

Friends of WFP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Future Agricultures

2005 G v

Future Forest

2001 Seoul Korea Rep G

General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union

1959 Brussels Belgium E

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