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

European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding

ECO-PB 2001 Frick Switzerland F

European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes

1976 Strasbourg France T g

European Convention on the Social Protection of Farmers

1974 Strasbourg France T g

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST 1971 Brussels Belgium E g

European Cooperative for Rural Development

EUCORD Brussels Belgium F

European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

ECPGR 1980 Rome Italy E g

European Cooperative Research Network on Sustainable Rural Environmental and Energy

SREN 1981 Braunschweig Germany K

European Coordination Via Campesina

ECVC 1986 Brussels Belgium F y

European Council on Eating Disorders

ECED 1989 London UK D

European Crop Care Association

ECCA 1993 Borchtlombeek Belgium D

European Dairy Association

EDA 1995 Brussels Belgium D t

European Dairy Farmers

1990 Rendsburg Germany D

European Energy Crops Inter-Network

EECI-Network Enschede Netherlands F

European Federation for Agricultural Recycling

EFAR 2006 Paris France J

European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

EFITA 1996 D

European Federation of Agricultural Exhibitions and Show Organizers

EURASCO 1967 Verona Italy F

European Federation of Branches of the World's Poultry Science Association

EFWPSA 1960 Ås Norway E

European Federation of City Farms

EFCF 1990 Lennik Belgium F

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

EFFoST 1984 Wageningen Netherlands E

European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions

EFFAT 2001 Brussels Belgium F t

European Federation of Local Forest Communities

1990 Mainz Germany D

European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

EFAD 1978 Naarden Netherlands D

European Federation of the Trade in Dried Fruit, Edible Nuts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Processed Fishery Products, Spices, Honey and Similar Foodstuffs

FRUCOM 1960 Brussels Belgium D t

European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations

EFTBA 1994 Boulogne France D

European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification

EFISC-GTP Brussels Belgium E y

European Fisheries Alliance

EUFA Brussels Belgium E t

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organization

EFARO 1989 Ijmuiden Netherlands D

European Fisheries Control Agency

EFCA 2005 Vigo Spain E g

European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association

EFTTA 1981 Brussels Belgium D vt

European Fismeal and Fish Oil Producers

European Fishmeal 1963 Copenhagen Denmark E t

European Food and Feed Cultures Association

EFFCA 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Banks Federation

FEBA 1986 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Emulsifier Manufacturers' Association

EFEMA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Information Council

EUFIC 1995 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Information Resource

EuroFIR 2009 Brussels Belgium F

European Food Law Association

EFLA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Safety Authority

EFSA 2001 Parma Italy F g

European Food Sovereignty Movement

NYELENI 1996 Brussels Belgium F

European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Round Table

European Food SCP Roundtable 2009 Brussels Belgium E y

European Forest Genetic Resources Programme

EUFORGEN 1994 Barcelona Spain E g

European Forest Institute

EFI 1993 Joensuu Finland E gjy

European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility

EFIMED 2007 Barcelona Spain E y

European Forest Science Academic Network

Silva Network 1989 Dresden Germany F

European Forestry Commission

EFC 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services

EUFRAS 2013 Riga Latvia F

European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders

EFFAB Brussels Belgium F

European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development

EFARD 1997 Wageningen Netherlands F

European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism

EFNCP Lampeter UK F

European Forum on Urban Forestry


European Fresh Produce Association

FRESHFEL Europe 2002 Brussels Belgium D