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


1987 Utrecht Netherlands F f

SAARC Agriculture Centre

SAC 1989 Dhaka Bangladesh K g

SAARC Forestry Centre, Bhutan

J gp

Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

SAVE Foundation 1993 Wageningen Netherlands F f

Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention

2001 Geneva 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

SCI Foundation

2002 London UK J f

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f

SDG Watch Europe

F y

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 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

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E 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 Brussels Belgium 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 Switzerland F

Social Agriculture Network

SAN 1991 San José Costa Rica F

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutrición

SLAN 1964 D

Societas Physiologiae Plantarum Scandinavica

SPPS 1947 Umeå Sweden D v

Société française de nutrition

SFN 1963 Paris France G

Société francophone nutrition clinique et métabolisme

SFNEP 1982 Paris France D

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

SNEB 1967 Indianapolis IN USA D

Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania

SABRAO 1968 Daejeon Korea Rep D

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidarités agricoles et alimentaires

SOLAGRAL 1980 Montpellier France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Paris France G f

South and East African Society of Agricultural Engineering

Nairobi Kenya J

South Asian Network for Social and Agricultural Development

SANSAD Delhi India G

South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization

SEAFO 1997 Swakopmund Namibia D g

South Pacific Fisheries Treaty

1987 T g

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

SPRFMO Wellington New Zealand D g

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

South West Waters Advisory Council

SWWAC 2007 Lorient France E

SouthEast and Central European Network of Forest-Based Clusters

SCENet FB Clusters 2008 J