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

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

RUFORUM Kampala Uganda F

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 F

Registre international pour l'identification de la population féline

RIIPF Brussels Belgium G


1989 Oslo Norway G f

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

1973 Frick AG Switzerland F j

Réseau de prévention des crises alimentaires

RPCA 1985 Paris France F y

Réseau des Femmes Africaines pour la Gestion Communautaire des forêts

REFACOF 2009 Edéa Cameroon J

Réseau sur les Politiques de Pêche en Afrique de l'Ouest

REPAO 2005 Dakar Senegal F

Rettet den Regenwald

RdR 1986 Hamburg Germany G

Rhema International

RI 1974 Rochester MI USA N

Right Livelihood Award Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Right to Food and Nutrition Watch Consortium

2013 Heidelberg Germany F y

Rights and Resources Initiative

RRI 2005 Washington DC USA F y


1980 Leuven Belgium G

Rodale Institute

RI 1985 Kutztown PA USA G j


1980 Zurich ZH Switzerland F

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome RM Italy T g

Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth

RASC 1957 Norwich UK F

Rural Investment Support for Europe Foundation

RISE Foundation 2006 Brussels Belgium F f

Rural Youth Europe

1957 Helsinki Finland E


1987 Utrecht Netherlands F f

SAARC Agriculture Centre

SAC 1989 Dhaka Bangladesh K g

SAARC Forestry Centre, Bhutan

J gp

Safe Food Advocacy Europe

SAFE 2015 Brussels Belgium D

Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

SAVE Foundation 1993 Wageningen Netherlands F f

Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention

2001 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G


F y

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G

Sasakawa Africa Association

SAA Tokyo Japan F

Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

SUN Movement F y


2004 Frederiksberg Denmark D

Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics

SSFE 1958 Frederiksberg Denmark D

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

Seafood Importers and Processors Alliance

SIPA 2002 Kontich Belgium D

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition

SEAMEO RECFON 1970 Jakarta Indonesia E g

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEAMEO SEARCA 1966 Los Baños LAG Philippines E gy

SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health

Manila Philippines E g

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G


1995 Stockton Springs ME USA G

Self-Help International

1959 Waverly IA USA G

Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development

AU SAFGRAD 1977 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso E g


1983 Jenkintown PA USA N

Serve the City International

2005 F

Serviteurs de Marie-Immaculée

1885 Nowe Miasto nad Pilica Poland R

Share Our Strength

SOS 1984 Washington DC USA G

Shelter for Life

SFL 1979 Maple Grove MN USA G

Sight and Life

1986 Basel BS Switzerland F

Social Agriculture Network

SAN 1991 San José San José San José Costa Rica F