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

World Aquaculture Society

WAS 1970 Baton Rouge LA USA C

World Association for Buiatrics

WAB 1962 Ozzano dell'Emilia Italy C y International Federations

World Association of Beet and Cane Growers

WABCG 1984 Stoneleigh UK E

World Association of Seaweed Processors

MARINALG International 1976 Brussels Belgium D

World Association of Veterinary Food Hygienists

WAVFH 1955 Berlin Germany C

World Bank - WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use

WB - WWF Forest Alliance 1998 Washington DC USA E

World Brahman Federation

WBF 1981 Houston TX USA C

World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses

WBFSH 1994 Mårslet Denmark C

World Cancer Research Fund International

WCRF 1990 London UK G f Funds, Funds

World Community Fund Against Hunger

1982 Gémeaux France F f Funds, Funds

World Congress on Sheep and Cattle Breeding

Nouzilly France S c Conference Series

World Council of Fisheries Societies

WCFS 2000 Bethesda MD USA G

World Farmers' Organisation

WFO 2011 Rome Italy C

World Federation of Ayrshire Breed Societies

Prestwick UK F

World Federation of Merino Breeders

WFMB 1986 New York NY Australia C

World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men

WesleyMen 2001 Lake Junaluska NC USA E

World Fisheries Trust

WFT 1996 Victoria BC Canada G

World Food Conference

S c Conference Series

World Food Logistics Organization

WFLO 1943 Alexandria VA USA G

World Food Prize Foundation

1986 Des Moines IA USA G f Foundations

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome Italy F g Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, IGOs

World Food Safety Organization

WFSO 2001 D

World Food Travel Association

WFTA 2003 Portland OR USA N

World Forest Institute

WFI 1989 Portland OR USA G j Institutes

World Forestry Center, Portland

WFC 1989 Portland OR USA G

World Forestry Congress

1926 Rome Italy S c Conference Series

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F Human Rights Organizations

World Forum of Fisher Peoples

WFFP 1997 Negombo Sri Lanka F

World Guernsey Cattle Federation

WGCF Guernsey UK E

World Hunger Action Center

J p

World Hunger Education Service

WHES 1976 Washington DC USA G

World Hunger Year

WHY 1975 New York NY USA G

World Instant Noodles Association

WINA 1997 Tokyo Japan F

World Ploughing Organization

WPO 1952 Zagreb Croatia C

World Public Health Nutrition Association

WPHNA 2006 London UK B

World Rainforest Movement

WRM 1986 Montevideo Uruguay F

World Runners

WR 1978 Greenbrae CA USA F f Foundations

World Soy Foundation

WSF 2006 St Louis MO USA G f Foundations

World Union of St Bernard Clubs

WUSB 1967 Faulensee Switzerland E Clubs

World Union of Wholesale Markets

WUWM 1958 The Hague Netherlands E

World's Poultry Science Association

WPSA 1912 Beekbergen Netherlands B y International Federations

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF 1971 Sydney Australia F

WorldFish Center

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development

YPARD 2005 Rome Italy F Professional Bodies

Zgromadzenie Braci Slug Maryi Niepokalanej

1885 Nowe Miasto nad Pilica Poland R Religious Orders

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