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

Blue Marine Foundation

BLUE 2010 London UK G f

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 Human Rights Organizations, Trade and Labour Unions

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

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

CPAR 1984 Toronto ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations


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 IGOs, UNESCO Bodies, Institutes

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 IGOs, Institutes

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 IGOs, International Federations

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

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


1959 Brussels Belgium D

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

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 American Dairy Federation

1996 San José Costa Rica D

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

Centre for Health Education and Appropriate Health Technology, Bologna

1979 Bologna Italy G

Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa

CHRDA Buea Cameroon J Human Rights Organizations

Centre for Integrated Regional Development Bwamanda-Belgium

Congodorpen 1969 Heverlee Belgium G

Centre for International Rural Development, Kassel

1994 Witzenhausen Germany G

Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture

CLIMA 1992 Crawley Australia G