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

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

DSW 1991 Hannover Germany G f

Diobass, écologie et société

DES 1996 Nivelles Belgium G v

Doctors Worldwide

DWW 2000 Stockport UK G

Don Bosco Network

DBN Rome Italy F y

Donau Soja

2012 Vienna Austria D


1980 Almere Netherlands F

Du pain pour chaque enfant

APPCE 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Dunamenti Állatfajták Génmegőrző Nemzetközi Egyesülete

DAGENE 1989 Budapest Hungary D


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


2014 Mumbai India F

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

East Asia Plant Variety Protection Forum

EAPVP Forum 2007 Tokyo Japan F g

East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems

ERAHS 2013 J

Eastern Africa Coalition on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

EACOR Nairobi Kenya G

Eastern African Farmers Federation

EAFF 2001 Nairobi Kenya D

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


Oslo Norway F

Eating Disorders Research Society

EDRS Glenview IL USA D

Eau, agriculture et santé en milieu tropical

EAST 1983 Paris France G

EBM International

1954 Wustermark Germany F

ECLOF International

1946 Geneva Switzerland F f

EcoAgriculture Partners

2002 Oakton VA USA F

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

ERAIFT Paris France G

Economy for the Common Good

ECG Hamburg Germany C

EDANA, the voice of nonwovens

EDANA 1971 Brussels Belgium D t

Edesia Nutrition

Edesia 2010 North Kingstown RI USA G

Edmond J Safra Foundation

1977 G f

Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization

ECHO 1973 North Fort Myers FL USA G

Eduforest International Forestry Training Network

La Bastide des Jourdans France F

EIT Food

Heverlee Belgium F

Ekklesia Society

1996 Frisco TX USA F v

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

Entrepreneurs du Monde

1998 Lyon France G

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v