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

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean

2001 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean

2009 T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1980 Hobart Australia T g Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic

1969 Rome Italy T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies

1947 T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Convoy of Hope

1994 Springfield MO USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Cooperative Program for the Development of Agricultural Technology in the Southern Cone

1980 Montevideo Uruguay E g IGOs

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security

CTI-CFF 2007 Manado Indonesia E g IGOs

Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research

1976 Stuttgart Germany G

Council of European Foresters

CEF 2011 Bucharest Romania D

Council on Forest Engineering

COFE Morgantown WV USA G

Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research

1987 Parkville Australia G f Funds, Funds

CropLife Africa Middle East

CLAME 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E

CropLife Asia

1991 Singapore Singapore D

CropLife International

1967 Brussels Belgium C y International Federations

CropLife Latin America

1977 San José Costa Rica D y International Federations

Crops For the Future

CFF 2008 Semenyih Malaysia F

Dames d'Escoffier International, Les

LDEI 1986 Louisville KY USA N Professional Bodies

Danubian Alliance for the Preservation of Animal Breeds

1998 Budapest Hungary D

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Du pain pour chaque enfant

APPCE 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Dutch Association for Tropical Forests

1981 Wageningen Netherlands G


2007 F

Earthsave International

1988 New York NY USA G

East African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

EACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c Conference Series

Eastern African Farmers Federation

EAFF 2001 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern and Central Africa Maize and Wheat Network

ECAMAW Addis Ababa Ethiopia K

Eastern and Central Africa Programme for Agricultural Policy Analysis

ECAPAPA 1997 Entebbe Uganda K

Eastern and Southern Africa small scale Farmers' Forum

ESAFF 2002 Morogoro Tanzania UR F

Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association

ESADA 2004 Nairobi Kenya D

Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry

ECIAF 1954 Arima Trinidad-Tobago E gjv Institutes, IGOs

Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Eating Disorders Research Society

EDRS Glenview IL USA D

Eau, agriculture et santé en milieu tropical

EAST 1983 Paris France G

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Washington DC USA F

Edesia Nutrition

Edesia 2010 North Kingstown RI USA G

Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization

ECHO 1973 North Fort Myers FL USA G

Eduforest International Forestry Training Network

La Bastide des Jourdans France F

Elevages sans frontières

1999 Wasquehal France G

Emergency Nutrition Network

ENN 1996 Oxford UK G

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and Tropical Forest Conservation Act

EAI/TFCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Equilibres and Populations

Equipop 1993 Paris France G

EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

2005 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

EU Specialty Food Ingredients

1983 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Eurasian Center for Food Security

Moscow Russia G

Euro-Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers

EAAAE 2000 Moscow Russia D


2001 Copenhagen Denmark F g FAO Bodies, IGOs

European Academy of Food Engineering

EAFE Cork Ireland D