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

International Plant Protection Convention, 1951

IPPC 1951 Rome Italy T g

International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed

IPIFF 2012 Brussels Belgium F

International Pole and Line Foundation

IPNLF Reading UK F f

International Poplar Commission

IPC 1947 Rome Italy E g

International Potato Center

1971 Lima Peru E

International Probiotics Association Europe

IPA Europe 2015 Brussels Belgium E

International Public Relations Network

IPRN 1995 Madrid Spain F

International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance

IRHA 2002 Geneva Switzerland F y

International Relief Teams

1988 San Diego CA USA G

International Reptile Breeders Association


International Rescue Committee

IRC 1933 New York NY USA F

International Research Association for Organic Food Quality and Health

FQH 2003 Frederiksberg Denmark E

International Rice Research Institute

IRRI 1960 Makati Philippines E gjy

International Rubber Study Group

IRSG 1944 Singapore Singapore C g

International Sansevieria Society

ISS 2000 Tucson AZ USA D

International Seed Testing Association

ISTA 1921 Bassersdorf Switzerland B g

International Sericultural Commission

ISC 1948 Bangalore India C g

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

ISAAA 1991 Ithaca NY USA F

International SHRIMP Workshop

S c

International Society for Agricultural Meteorology

INSAM Bruchem Netherlands C

International Society for Biosafety Research

ISBR 2000 North Grenville ON Canada D

International Society for Cow Protection

ISCOWP 1990 Gainesville FL USA N

International Society for Immunonutrition

ISIN 2014 London UK C

International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods


International Society for Oil Palm Breeders

1983 Kajang Malaysia D

International Society for Plant Molecular Farming


International Society for Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest

ISPTR 1986 Twentynine Palms CA USA F v

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation

ISRHML 1988 Minneapolis MN USA D v

International Society for Tropical Root Crops

ISTRC 1967 Ibadan Nigeria C

International Society of Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health

ISANH 1998 Paris France G

International Society of Arboriculture

ISA 1924 Champaign IL USA F v

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

ISBNPA 2002 Minneapolis MN USA D v

International Society of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

ISBAB 2006 J

International Society of Chocolate and Cocoa in Medicine

ISCHOM 2010 Milan Italy C v

International Society of Citriculture

ISC 1970 Riverside CA USA B v

International Society of European Agricultural Cooperatives

INTERCOOP EUROPE 1990 Wilsele Belgium D

International Society of Food Applications of Nanoscale Science

ISFANS 2010 Baton Rouge LA USA E

International Society of Food Engineering

ISFE 2004 Pullman WA USA E

International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment

ISFAE 2003 Helsinki Finland D

International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics

ISNN 2005 Chapel Hill NC USA C v

International Society of Organic Farming Research

ISOFAR Westerau Germany D

International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering

PAWEES 2003 Nara Japan D

International Society of Precision Agriculture

ISPA 2010 Monticello IL USA C

International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism

ISRNM 1976 D

International Society of Root Research

ISRR 1982 Jülich Germany D

International Society of Sports Nutrition

ISSN Woodland Park CO USA N

International Society of Tropical Foresters

ISTF 1950 New Haven CT USA B y

International Soil Tillage Research Organization

ISTRO 1973 Dundee UK B

International Special Dietary Food Industries

ISDI 1965 Brussels Belgium D t

International Sprout Growers Association

ISGA 1989 Warwick RI USA E v