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

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G

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 Sea Advisory Council

BSAC 2006 Copenhagen Denmark E y

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde NSW Australia G

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

Belgian Fund for Food Security

BFFS 1983 Rome Italy G fg

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G t

BERAS International Foundation

2015 Järna Sweden F f

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

BIP 2004 Cambridge UK E y

Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa


Biological Control Center for Africa

Cotonou Benin K

Bioversity International

1974 Maccarese Italy E g

Black Sea Advisory Council

BlSAC 2015 Varna Bulgaria E

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Borneo Tropical Rainforest Foundation


Bread for the World, USA

BFW 1974 Washington DC USA G

Brown Cattle Breeders' World Association

1982 Paris France J

Buddhist Global Relief

BGR 2008 Carmel NY USA G

Building and Wood Workers' International

BWI 2005 Carouge Switzerland B

Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry

1996 Brussels Belgium E


1985 Wallingford UK C g

Cairns Group

1986 F g

Cairo Demographic Centre

CDC 1963 Cairo Egypt E g

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


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

Caribbean AgriBusiness Association

CABA 1998 Freeport Bahamas D

Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency

CAHFSA 2010 Paramaribo Suriname D g

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CARDI 1975 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E gj

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

Caribbean Fishery Management Council

CFMC 1976 San Juan Puerto Rico F g

Caribbean Food Crops Society

CFCS 1963 Mayagüez Puerto Rico D v

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

CRFM 2003 Belize City Belize F gy

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G