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

Crops For the Future

CFF 2008 Semenyih Malaysia F

Cross International

Pompano Beach FL USA G

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

CNFA 1986 Washington DC USA G

Dames d'Escoffier International, Les

LDEI 1986 Louisville KY USA N

Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR 2002 Copenhagen Denmark G j

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

Demeter International

1997 Brussels Belgium E

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

DSW 1991 Hannover Germany G f

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Don Bosco Network

DBN Rome Italy F y

Dorcas Aid International

DAI 1980 Andijk Netherlands F

Du pain pour chaque enfant

APPCE 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Dunamenti Àllatfajtak Génmergórzó Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE Budapest Hungary D

e-Agriculture

2007 F

Earth Commission

2019 Stockholm Sweden E

Earth Innovation Institute

2010 San Francisco CA USA E

Earth Rights Institute

ERI 2001 Santa Monica CA USA G j

Earth5R

J

Earthsave International

1988 New York NY USA G

Earthworm Foundation

1999 Nyon Switzerland F f

East African Centre for Rural and Agricultural Credit Training

EACRACT Nairobi Kenya S c

East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies

ESAFS 1990 Tokyo Japan D

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

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

Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement

1983 T g

EAT

F

Eating Disorders Research Society

EDRS Glenview IL USA D

Eau, agriculture et santé en milieu tropical

EAST 1983 Paris France G

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Washington DC USA F

Ecole régionale post-universitaire d'aménagement et de gestion intégrés des forêts et territoires tropicaux

ERAIFT Paris France G

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

Empowers Africa

New York NY USA G

Energy and Resources Institute

TERI 1974 Delhi India G j

Enraíza Derechos

1985 Madrid Spain G v

Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and Tropical Forest Conservation Act

EAI/TFCA 1992 Washington DC USA G

Entomological Society of Southern Africa

ESSA 1937 Hatfield South Africa F

Entraide et fraternité

1961 Brussels Belgium G

Episcopal Relief and Development

1940 New York NY USA G f

Equilibres and Populations

Equipop 1993 Paris France G

EU Specialty Food Ingredients

1983 Brussels Belgium E y

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