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

ORA International

1981 Korbach Germany G

Orangutan Foundation International

OFI 1986 Los Angeles CA USA F f

Organic Crop Improvement Association

OCIA 1984 Lincoln NE USA G

Organic Trade Association

OTA 1984 Washington DC USA F t

Organisation Mondiale des Experts

OMEX Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Gambie

OMVG 1978 Dakar Senegal D g

Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuicola del Istmo Centroamericano, Panama

OSPESCA La Libertad El Salvador D g

Organización Sudamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera

OSAF 1958 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm Sweden G

Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries

OPRT 2000 Tokyo Japan D

OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung

OroVerde 1989 Bonn Germany G

Outreach Aid To The Americas

OAA 1994 Miami FL USA N

Outreach International

1979 Kansas City MO USA G

Overeaters Anonymous

OA 1960 Rio Rancho NM USA F

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

Oxfam Australia

1953 Carlton VIC Australia G f

Oxfam GB

1942 Oxford UK G

Oxfam International

1995 Nairobi Kenya F y

Pachamama Alliance

San Francisco CA USA G

Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network


Pacific Fisheries Technologists

PFT Astoria OR USA E

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

FFA 1977 Honiara Solomon Is F g

Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System

PIMRIS 1989 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development

PPAPD 1997 F

Pack2Go Europe

1974 Brussels Belgium D


1965 Washington DC USA F

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium

PanAAC 2007 Nairobi Kenya D t

Pan African Society for Agricultural Engineering

AfroAgEng 2012 Pretoria South Africa D

Pan American Agricultural School 'El Zamorano'

1942 San Antonio de Oriente Honduras G

PAN Asia and the Pacific

PANAP 1995 Penang Malaysia E

Pan-American Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

PanAFITA 2003 Gainesville FL USA D

PanAfrican Farmers' Organization

PAFO 2010 Kigali Rwanda D y


2015 J c

Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia

PENSA 1995 Bangkok Thailand D

Partners in Health

PIH 1987 Boston MA USA G

Partners in Population and Development

PPD 1994 Dhaka Bangladesh F g

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Washington DC USA G

PCI Media

1984 New York NY USA G

Peace Catalyst International


Peace Farm

1986 Panhandle TX USA G

PEFC Council

1999 Geneva Switzerland C y

Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association

PFA Zoetermeer Netherlands J

Pelargonium and Geranium Society

PAGS 1970 Largs UK G

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czechia G

People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty

PCFS 2001 Quezon City Philippines C y

PepsiCo Foundation

Purchase NY USA G f

Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace

PFAWP 1986 Volcano HI USA F