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 Type III

Baltic Fishermen's Association

BFA Fredericia Denmark D

Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy

1966 Kaliningrad Russia G

Baltic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University

BOVA University 1996 Kaunas Lithuania F

Baltic Sea Advisory Council

BSAC 2006 Copenhagen Denmark E y International Federations

Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization

BOBP-IGO 2003 Chennai India E g Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Belgian Fund for Food Security

BFFS 1983 Rome Italy G gf Funds, IGOs

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G Professional Bodies

BERAS International Foundation

2015 Järna Sweden F f

Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa

BDAASA 1986 Stellenbosch South Africa G

Biological Control Center for Africa

Cotonou Benin K

Bioversity International

1974 Maccarese Italy E g Institutes, IGOs

Black Sea Advisory Council

BlSAC 2015 Varna Bulgaria E

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Borneo Tropical Rainforest Foundation

BTRF F f Foundations

Bread for the World, USA

BFW 1974 Washington DC USA G

Brown Cattle Breeders' World Association

1982 Paris France J

Building and Wood Workers' International

BWI 2005 Carouge Switzerland B Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry

1996 Brussels Belgium E

CABI

1985 Wallingford UK C g IGOs

Cairns Group

1986 F g IGOs

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Calorie Control Council

CCC 1966 G

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

CFGB 1983 Winnipeg MB Canada G

Canopy

1999 Vancouver BC Canada G

Capacity Development Network in Nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe

CAPNUTRA 2005 Belgrade Serbia E

CARE International

1945 Brussels Belgium F f Humanitarian Organizations

Caribbean AgriBusiness Association

CABA 1998 Freeport Bahamas D

Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency

CAHFSA Paramaribo Suriname D g IGOs

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CARDI 1975 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E gj Institutes, UNESCO Bodies, IGOs

Caribbean Agro-Economic Society

CAES 1974 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians

CANDI 1972 Woodbrook Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Council of Higher Education in Agriculture

CACHE 1997 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E

Caribbean Farmers Network

CaFAN 2004 Kingstown St Vincent-Grenadines D

Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

CFTDI 1974 Chaguaramas Trinidad-Tobago E gj Institutes, IGOs

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

CFMC 1976 San Juan Puerto Rico F g IGOs

Caribbean Food Crops Society

CFCS 1963 Mayagüez Puerto Rico D v

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

CRFM 2003 Belize City Belize F gy International Federations, IGOs

Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

CEMA

1959 Brussels Belgium D

Center for International Forestry Research

CIFOR 1993 Bogor Indonesia E

Center for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI 1971 Washington DC USA G

Center for Studies on Labor and Agrarian Development

1985 La Paz Bolivia G

Central African Forests Commission

2000 Yaoundé Cameroon F g IGOs

Central American Agricultural Council

1991 San José Costa Rica E g IGOs

Central Asia and South Caucasus Consortium of Agricultural universities for Development

CASCADE Tashkent Uzbekistan E

Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

CACAARI 2000 Tashkent Uzbekistan D

Centre européen pour la recherche, le développement et l'enseignement de la nutrition et de la nutrithérapie

CERDEN 2000 Brussels Belgium G

Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, Hohenheim University

1982 Stuttgart Germany N

Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa

CCARDESA 2011 Gaborone Botswana E g IGOs

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