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

Hungarian Interchurch Aid

1991 Budapest Hungary G Humanitarian Organizations

Hunger Project

1977 New York NY USA F

IACR-Rothamsted International

1993 Harpenden UK G

Ibero-American Model Forest Network

IAMFN 2002 Turrialba Costa Rica E

Icelandic Church Aid

1969 Reykjavik Iceland G Humanitarian Organizations


1968 Reading UK F


2000 Brussels Belgium E

Independent Order of Foresters

IOF 1874 Toronto ON Canada N Religious Orders

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IOTC 1993 Victoria Seychelles E g FAO Bodies, IGOs


1985 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g FAO Bodies, IGOs


1977 Montevideo Uruguay F g FAO Bodies, IGOs


2003 Windhoek Namibia F g IGOs

Inga Foundation

Evington VA USA G f Foundations


IW Brussels Belgium F

Inspire - the European Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Inspire Brussels Belgium E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Institut de formation et de recherche démographiques

IFORD 1972 Yaoundé Cameroon E gj United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics

1982 Stuttgart Germany N j Institutes

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

IATP 1986 Minneapolis MN USA G j Institutes

Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals

IBREAM Utrecht Netherlands D j Institutes

Institute for Food and Development Policy

Food First 1975 Oakland CA USA G j Institutes

Institute for International Agricultural Negotiations

1999 Buenos Aires Argentina G f Foundations

Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture

IRETA 1980 Apia Samoa E gj Institutes, IGOs

Institute for Sustainable Rural Development Foundation

ISSRI 1989 Bicol Bioregion Philippines G fj Institutes, Foundations

Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia

IDACA 1963 Tokyo Japan N j Institutes

Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition

ICAN Paris France G Institutes

Institute of Food Technologists

IFT 1939 Chicago IL USA G j Institutes

Institute of Forest Biosciences

IFB 2000 Cary NC USA F j Institutes

Institute of International Agriculture East Lansing

IIA 1964 East Lansing MI USA N j Institutes

Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products Technology

IMFE and FPT 1929 Athens Greece G j Institutes

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama

INCAP 1949 Guatemala Guatemala E gj Institutes, IGOs

Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

IFTC 1991 Kabale Uganda G j Institutes

Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Prague

ITS 1961 Prague Czech Rep G j Institutes

Institution of Agricultural Engineers

1938 Cranfield UK N jv Institutes

Integrating Safety and Environment Knowledge in Food towards European Sustainable Development

ISEKI-Food 4 2008 Vienna Austria E

Inter-African Phytosanitary Council

AU-IAPSC 1954 Yaoundé Cameroon E g IGOs

Inter-American Board of Agriculture

IABA Turrialba Costa Rica K g IGOs

Inter-American Citrus Network

IACNET 1991 Havana Cuba F g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Inter-American Committee on Avian Health

2004 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

IICA 1942 Coronado Costa Rica E gj Institutes, IGOs

Inter-American Network of Food Analysis Laboratories

INFAL 1997 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development

IAPG 1982 Panama Panama F

Inter-Islamic Network on Biosaline Agriculture

INBA 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates F g IGOs

Inter-regional FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats

1979 Tunis Tunisia E FAO Bodies

Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy

INPSSE 2002 F y International Federations

Intergovernment Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina against Malnutrition

IIMSAM 2001 New York NY USA E jg Institutes, IGOs

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD 1996 Djibouti Djibouti F g Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and on Tropical Fruits

E g FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit

1959 E g FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Intergovernmental Group on Grains

1957 Rome Italy E gy FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, International Federations, IGOs

Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres

IGG on Hard Fibres 1966 Rome Italy E gy FAO Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, International Federations, IGOs