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

Swiss Interchurch Aid

1946 Zurich Switzerland G

SYFIA International

Montpellier France F

SYLVA-WORLD for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment

1996 Casablanca Morocco G

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

SFSA 2001 Basel Switzerland G f

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Terra Madre Foundation

Bra Italy F f

Terres et vie

1982 Nivelles Belgium G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The James Hutton Institute

2011 Aberdeen UK G j

The Lutheran World Federation

LWF 1947 Geneva Switzerland B

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

Vienna Austria G

The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH 2008 Utrecht Netherlands F f

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

Tilapia International Foundation

TIF 1952 Utrecht Netherlands F f

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g


1991 Dakar Senegal F

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B t

Trans-African HydroMeteorological Observatory

TAHMO 2014 F

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin

1995 T g

Tree Aid

1987 Bristol UK G

Trees for the Future

TFTF 1989 Silver Spring MD USA G

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Tropenbos International

TBI 1988 Ede Netherlands G


1989 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Tropical Agriculture Association

TAA Newton Stewart UK G

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

1973 Turrialba Costa Rica E g

Tropical Forest Alliance

TFA 2012 Cologny Switzerland C

Tropical Forest Foundation

TFF 1990 Alexandria VA USA G f

Tropical Growers' Association

TGA 1907 Bures UK C

Tropical Rainforest Coalition

TRC 1991 Cupertino CA USA N

Tropical Rainforest Foundation

TRF Guatemala Guatemala G f

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E gt

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

Union de Escuelas Familiares Agrarias

UNEFA 1978 Madrid Spain G

Unión de Silvicultores del Sur de Europa

USSE 1989 Zamudio Spain D

Union for African Population Studies

UAPS 1984 Accra Ghana D v

Union internationale des agriculteurs français pour le renouveau

UIAFR 1974 G

Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales

UPOV 1961 Geneva Switzerland F gy

Union Magrébine et Nord Africaine des Agriculteurs

UMNAGRI 1989 Tunis Tunisia J

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D