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

Agronomes et vétérinaires sans frontières

AVSF Nogent-sur-Marne France G

Aid and International Development Forum

AIDF London UK J

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All Africa Farmers Network

AaFaNet Accra Ghana F

Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

ACTESA 2008 Lusaka Zambia E gt

Alliance for Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

Alliance pour la Préservation des Forêts

APF Paris France G

Alliance to End Hunger

2004 Washington DC USA G y

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G

AMAR International Charitable Foundation

AICF 1995 London UK G f

Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research

ACEER 1991 West Chester PA USA G

Amazon International Rainforest Reserve

AIRR 1991 Dallas TX USA N

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G

American Fisheries Society

AFS 1870 Bethesda MD USA G v

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE 1907 St Joseph MI USA G


1977 Brussels Belgium D


2007 Seattle WA USA G

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f

Ancient Forest International

AFI 1990 Redway CA USA G

Andean-Patagonian Forestry Research and Advisory Centre

1988 Esquel Argentina G

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g

Ankole Watusi International Registry

AWIR 1983 Spring Hill KS USA N

Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Riverview FL USA D

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASC 2010 Utrecht Netherlands F

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development

AAAID 1976 Khartoum Sudan F g

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands

ACSAD 1968 Damascus Syrian AR E g

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D gt

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 E eg

Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization

AICTO 2001 Tunis Tunisia E g

Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

AOAD 1970 Khartoum Sudan D g

Arabian Aquaculture Society

Alexandria Egypt D

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F