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

CARE International

CI 1945 Brussels 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 ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

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 D v

Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations

CNFO 2004 F

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

CRFM 2003 Belize City Belize F gy

Caritas Asia

1973 Bangkok F y

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

Center for Economic and Social Rights

CESR 1993 Brooklyn NY USA G

Center for International Forestry Research

CIFOR 1993 Bogor Indonesia E

Center for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI 1971 Washington DC USA G

Central American Agricultural Council

1991 San José Costa Rica E g

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 Africain de Recherches Forestières Appliquées et de Développement

CARFAD 1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement

CIRAD 1984 Paris France E g

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

Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa

CHRDA Buea Cameroon J

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 WA Australia G

Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region

INFOSAMAK 1986 Casablanca Morocco E g

Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

Swaminathan Research Foundation 1988 Chennai India G

Centre for Supporting Evidence Based Interventions in Livestock

SEBI-Livestock Midlothian G j

Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

CSAM 2002 Beijing China E g

Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture

CAMBIA Canberra ACT Australia G

Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry

Göttingen Germany G

Centre for World Food Studies

1977 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRDAP 1979 Dhaka Bangladesh E g

Centre Population et développement

Ceped 1988 Paris France G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro de Estudios de Demografia Histórica de América Latina

CEDHAL 1985 Sao Paulo Brazil G y

Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Laboral y Agrario

CEDLA 1985 La Paz Bolivia G

Centro de Estudios Rurales y de Agricultura Internacional

CERAI 1994 Valencia Spain G

Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustenable

CeDePesca 1997 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Centro di Educazione Sanitaria e Tecnologie Appropriate Sanitarie

CESTAS 1979 Bologna Italy G

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