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

Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

ASARECA 1994 Entebbe Uganda D

Association for the Development of International Exchanges in Agricultural and Agrifood Products and Techniques

1977 Paris France G

Association for Vertical Farming

AVF 2013 Munich Germany D

Association Forêt Méditerranéenne

1978 Marseille France G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa

AARINENA 1985 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D gy International Federations, IGOs

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture

AIRCA 2012 Tainan Taiwan E y International Federations

Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU

1962 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries

1966 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of Southeast Asian Networks of Food Data Systems

ASEANFOODS 1986 Nakhon Pathom Thailand E

Association pisciculture et développement rural en Afrique tropicale humide

APDRA 1996 Massy France G

Associazione Amici dei Bambini

AiBi 1986 San Giuliano Milanese Italy G Human Rights Organizations

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham Australia N

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

ACNEM Sandringham Australia N

Australasian Postharvest Conference

S c Conference Series

Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

AuSPEN 1974 J

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR 1982 Canberra Australia G g IGOs

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin Australia G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g IGOs

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Baltic Bast Crops Growers' and Producers' Association


Baltic Farmers Forum on Environment

BFFE 1998 Stockholm Sweden F

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

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation

BCFN Foundation Parma Italy G f

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 Foundations

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

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


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

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

CLWR 1946 Winnipeg MB Canada G Humanitarian Organizations