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

Forest Trends

1998 Washington DC USA F

Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform

FTP 2004 Brussels Belgium E

Forestry Mechanization

FORMEC 1966 Vienna Austria S c Conference Series

Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa

FORNESSA 2000 Kumasi Ghana F

Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement


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 for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technological Development

San José Costa Rica 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 Earth International

FoEI 1971 Amsterdam Netherlands F y International Federations

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

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GFCM 1952 Rome Italy E gy FAO Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Genetic Resources Center

GRC 1989 K

German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation

1958 Aachen Germany G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

German Foundation for World Population

1991 Hannover Germany G f Foundations

German Institute for Agrarian Technology, Nienburg

1998 Nienburg Germany G j Institutes

Gift of the Givers Foundation

1992 Pietermaritzburg South Africa N f Foundations, Humanitarian Organizations

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

GAFSP 2010 Washington DC USA E g IGOs

Global Aid Foundation

1993 F fv Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

Global Aid Network

GAiN USA Dallas TX USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

GACSA 2014 E y International Federations

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

GAIN 2002 Geneva Switzerland F

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

2012 C y International Federations

Global Alliance of Community Forestry

GACF 2004 Kathmandu Nepal F

Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations

GAPFA 2014 Brussels Belgium C

Global Alliance to Promote Fruits and Vegetable Consumption 5 a day

AIAM5 2011 Madrid Spain C

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative

GLAFRI 2015 Düsseldorf Germany C

Global Aquaculture Alliance

GAA 1997 Portsmouth NH USA F

Global Biosaline Network

GBN Dubai United Arab Emirates G

Global Canopy

2001 Oxford UK F

Global Caucus on Community-Based Forest Management


Global Child Nutrition Foundation

GCNF 2006 Seattle WA USA F f Foundations

Global Cold Chain Alliance

GCCA 2007 Alexandria VA USA F

Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences

GCHERA 1998 Edmonton AB Canada C y International Federations

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Crop Trust 2003 Bonn Germany F g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Global Dairy Platform

GDP 2006 Rosemont IL USA C

Global Environment and Natural Resources Institute

GENRI 2013 Fairfax VA USA G j Institutes

Global Farmer Network

GFN 2000 Des Moines IA USA F v

Global Food Safety Initiative

GFSI 2000 Issy-les-Moulineaux France F

Global FoodBanking Network

GFN 2006 Chicago IL USA F Humanitarian Organizations