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

Central African Forests Commission

2000 Yaoundé Cameroon F 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 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, Paris

CEPED 1988 Paris France G

Centre régional d'intervention pour la coopération, Reggio Calabria

1983 Reggio Calabria Italy G

Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale

CTA 1983 Wageningen Netherlands E g

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon 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

Centro Interfacoltà per la Cooperazione con i Paesi in Via di Sviluppo

CICOPS 1984 Pavia Italy G

Centro Internacional de Información sobre Cultivos de Cobertura

CIDICCO 1990 Tegucigalpa Honduras G

CGIAR System Organization

CGIAR 1971 Montpellier France E gy

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium - Luxembourg - Africa-Caribbean-Pacific

CBL-ACP 1964 Schilde Belgium G

Chemists Without Borders

2004 Sacramento CA USA N

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Childbirth Survival International

CSI Baltimore MD USA G

ChildHope UK

1989 London UK G

Children's Hunger Fund

CHF 1992 Mission Hills CA USA N f

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

CHRF 1975 Santa Rosa CA USA N f

Choices International Foundation

2007 The Hague Netherlands F f

Christian Disaster Response International

Winter Haven FL USA G

Church World Service

CWS 1946 Elkhart IN USA G

Circumpolar Agricultural Association

CAA 1995 Tromsø Norway D

CIUS - European Sugar Users

1995 Brussels Belgium D y

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Club of Bologna

1988 Rome Italy E

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition for Rainforest Nations

CfRN 2005 New York NY USA F g

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