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


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Solidarités agricoles et alimentaires

SOLAGRAL 1980 Montpellier France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v

Soroptimist International Africa Federation


SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Boulogne-Billancourt 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 Eastern Europe Advisory Service Network

SEASN 2015 Zagreb Croatia F

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

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

SEAFDEC 1967 Bangkok Thailand E g

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Southeast Asian Network for Agroforestry Education

SEANAFE 1999 Santa Cruz Philippines F

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Los Baños Philippines E

Southern African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

SACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions

SACAU Centurion South Africa D

Southern African Institute of Forestry

SAIF 1968 Menlo Park South Africa G j

Southern African New Crop Research Association

SANCRA 2000 Bloemfontein South Africa G

Southern and Eastern African Association for Farming Systems Research-Extension


Speak Up Africa

Dakar Senegal J

Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa

SEAF 1984 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F fg

Specialised Nutrition Europe

SNE 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

SPOON Foundation

2007 Portland OR USA G f


2004 F

Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry

1923 Craven Arms UK E g

Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health


Star of Hope International

SoHI 1970 Trehörningsjö Sweden F f

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SIPRI 1966 Solna Sweden E j

Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission

SRFC 1985 Dakar Senegal E g

SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

SUBMARINER Network 2014 Berlin Germany F

Sulabh International Social Service Organization

SISSO 1970 New Delhi India G

SurfAid international

SAI 2000 Avalon NSW Australia F

Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly

SENECA 1987 Wageningen Netherlands F

Susila Dharma International Association

SDIA 1983 Québec QC Canada E y


1999 Washington DC USA G

Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for International Environmental Rehabilitation

SAFIER Maasmechelen Belgium N

Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research, Extension and Development in Africa

SACRED-Africa 1996 Nairobi Kenya G

Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

SAI Platform 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Sustainable Agriculture Network

SAN 2010 San José Costa Rica F y

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

2006 Honolulu HI USA E

Sustainable Food Trust

SFT 2011 Bristol UK F

Sustainable Harvest International

1997 Ellsworth ME USA G

Sustainable Mekong Research Network

SUMERNET 2005 Bangkok Thailand F

Sustainable, Innovative and United Agriculture and Food Network

2003 Paris France G