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

Rainforest Foundation International

RFI 1989 London UK F f

Rainforest Foundation UK

RFUK London UK G f

Rainforest Fund

RFUND 1989 New York NY USA G f

Rainforest Information Centre

RIC Elands NSW Australia G

Rainforest Project Foundation

TRP 1993 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Rainforest Trust

1988 Warrenton VA USA G

Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network

RAIN 2003 Amsterdam Netherlands G

RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

RECOFTC 1987 Bangkok Thailand E

Red de Bosques Andinos

2011 Quito Ecuador F y

Red de Instituciones Vinculadas a la Capacitación en Economia y Politicas Agricolas en América Latina y el Caribe

REDCAPA 1993 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Red Iberoamericana de Trabajo con las Familias

1994 Buenos Aires Argentina F v

Red Interamericana de Laboratorios de Analisis de Alimentos

RILAA 1997 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F

Red Interamericana de Vivienda Saludable

Red VIVSALUD 1995 Lima Peru F

Red Latinoamericana de Bosques Modelo

RLABM 2002 Turrialba Costa Rica F

Rede Regional da Sociedade Civil para a Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional na CPLP

REDSAN-CPLP Coimbra Portugal F

Redox Medicine Society

RMS 1998 Tokyo Japan G

Refugee Children of the World

1981 Montreuil France G

ReGeneration 2030

Mariehamn Finland F

Regeneration International

2015 Finland MN USA F

Regional Advisory Board in Agriculture


Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network

RATIN 2004 Nairobi Kenya F

Regional Assistance Treaty on Food Emergencies


Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g

Regional Commission for Fisheries

RECOFI 1999 Cairo Egypt E gy

Regional Conference on Migration

RCM 1996 San José Costa Rica E g

Regional Convention for the Management and Conservation of the Natural Forest Ecosystems and the Development of Forest Plantations

1993 T g

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g

Regional Fisheries Committee for the Gulf of Guinea

1984 Libreville Gabon E g

Regional Model Forest Network - Asia

RMFN-Asia 2010 F

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

RUFORUM 2004 Kampala Uganda F

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F


1989 Oslo Norway G f

Relief International

1990 Los Angeles CA USA G

reNature Foundation

2018 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition

Research Consortium for SHN London UK J j

Research Data Alliance

RDA 2013 Didcot UK C

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

1973 Brussels Belgium 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

RET International

2000 Geneva Switzerland F

Rettet den Regenwald

RdR 1986 Hamburg Germany G

Rhema International

RI 1974 Rochester MI USA N

Right Livelihood 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

Rise Against Hunger

1998 Raleigh NC USA G