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

European Fismeal and Fish Oil Producers

European Fishmeal 1963 Copenhagen Denmark E

European Food and Feed Cultures Association

EFFCA 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Banks Federation

FEBA 1986 Brussels Belgium D

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 PR Italy F g

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

European Forest Genetic Resources Programme

EUFORGEN 1994 Bonn Germany E g

European Forest Institute

EFI 1993 Joensuu Finland E gjy

European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility

EFIMED 2007 Barcelona Barcelona Spain E y

European Forest Science Academic Network

Silva Network 1989 Dresden Germany F

European Forestry Commission

EFC 1947 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

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 GMO-Free Regions Network

2005 Wiesbaden Germany F g

European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development

EIARD Brussels Belgium F g

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission

EIFAAC 1957 Rome RM Italy E g

European Institute of the Cultivated Forest

Cestas France G j

European Lactation Consultants Alliance


European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trades

1980 Brussels Belgium E y

European Live Poultry and Poultry Hatching Egg Association

ELPHA 2015 Brussels Belgium J

European Milk Bank Association

EMBA 2010 Milan MI Italy D

European Milk Board

EMB Brussels Belgium D

European Milk Forum

EMF 2011 F f

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

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 MB Italy F

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

IROICA 1997 Ghent Belgium F

European Nursery Products Confederation

ENPC 2011 Brussels Belgium D

European Nutraceutical Association

ENA Parma PR Italy D

European Nutrition for Health Alliance, The

ENHA London UK D y

European Observatory of Mountain Forests

EOMF Chambéry France F

European Organization of Agricultural and Rural Contractors

1961 Brussels Belgium E

European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development

EPF 2000 Brussels Belgium D

European Plant Science Organization

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

European Probiotic Association

EPA 1999 Paris France D

European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium

EPHAC Brussels Belgium D y

European Simmental Federation

ESF 1961 Poing Germany E

European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

EurSafe 2000 Wageningen Netherlands D

European Society for Agronomy

ESA 1990 D v

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

ESPEN 1980 Luxembourg Luxembourg D v