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 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 D v

European Society of Agricultural Engineers

EurAgEng 1984 Brussels Belgium D

European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ESVCN 1991 D

European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance

ESSNA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR 2006 Brussels Belgium D g

European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing

EU-SAGE 2020 Zwijnaarde Belgium J

European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture

ESCORENA 1973 Philadelphia PA USA F g

European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Tropical Forest Research Network

ETFRN 1991 Wageningen Netherlands F y

European Vegetable Protein Association

EUVEPRO 1977 Brussels Belgium D

European Working Community for Food Inspection and Consumer Protection

EWFC 1991 Metz France E

European Zoo Nutrition Centre

EZNC 2002 Hillegom Netherlands E

EverGreen Agriculture Partnership

2012 Nairobi Kenya F y

fair-fish international

2010 Aadorf TG Switzerland G

Fairfood International

2002 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

FEAST 2008 Warrenton VA USA F

Familles du Monde

FaMiDo 2003 Waterloo Belgium G

Famine Early Warning System Network

FEWS NET 1985 Washington DC USA G g

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

1971 Rome RM Italy E g


Rome RM Italy F g

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

MedRice Network 1990 Grugliasco TO Italy F

FAO Investment Centre

1964 Rome RM Italy E g

FAO Regional Office for Africa

FAO/RAF Accra Ghana E g

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RAP 1948 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO/REU 1947 Budapest Hungary E gy

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile E g

FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

1947 Cairo Cairo Egypt E g

FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus

CACTUSNET 1993 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile E g

FAO/CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts

NUCIS 1990 Tarragona Tarragona Spain E

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

1978 Mont-Saint-Guibert Belgium E

Farm Radio International

1979 Ottawa ON Canada F

Farming First

J y

Farms International

FI 1961 Knife River MN USA G

Federación Centroamericana del Sector Lacteo

FECALAC 1996 San José San José San José Costa Rica D

Federación de Avicultores de Centroamérica y el Caribe

FEDAVICAC San José San José San José Costa Rica D

Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City CDMX Mexico D

Federación Panamericana de Lecheria

FEPALE 1991 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay D

Fédération cynologique internationale

FCI 1911 Thuin Belgium C

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

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Cairo Egypt D

Federation of African Nutrition Societies

FANUS Nsukka Enugu Nigeria D

Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies

FANS 1971 Tokyo Japan D

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

FEAP 1968 Liège Belgium D

Federation of European Microbiological Societies

FEMS 1974 Delft Netherlands D y

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

Feed My Starving Children

FMSC 1987 Coon Rapids MN USA G