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

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture

AIRCA 2012 Tainan Taiwan E y

Association of Southeast Asian Networks of Food Data Systems

ASEANFOODS 1986 Nakhon Pathom Thailand E

Association of World Citizens

AWC 1975 Novato CA USA F

Association pisciculture et développement rural en Afrique tropicale humide

APDRA 1996 Massy France G

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G t

Associazione Amici dei Bambini

AiBi 1986 San Giuliano Milanese Italy G

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham VIC Australia N

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

ACNEM Sandringham VIC Australia N

Australasian Postharvest Conference

S c

Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

AuSPEN 1974 J

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR 1982 Canberra ACT Australia G g

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Autre Terre

1982 Herstal Belgium F

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g

AVSI Foundation

1972 Milan Italy G f


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

Basic Income Earth Network

BIEN 1986 London UK 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

Black Sea Advisory Council

BlSAC 2015 Varna Bulgaria E

Blue Fish Europe

Lorient France D

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Bountifield International

Minneapolis MN USA G

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

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G


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