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 GMO-Free Regions Network

2005 Wiesbaden Germany F g

European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development

EIARD Brussels Belgium F g

European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission

EIFAAC 1957 Rome Italy E g

European Institute of the Cultivated Forest

Cestas France G j

European Lactation Consultants Alliance


European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trades

1980 Brussels Belgium E yt

European Live Poultry and Poultry Hatching Egg Association

ELPHA 2015 Brussels Belgium J

European Milk Bank Association

EMBA 2010 Milan Italy D

European Milk Board

EMB Brussels Belgium D

European Milk Forum

EMF 2011 Dublin Ireland F f

European Network for Comparative Analysis on Food and Eating

enCAFE Toulouse France J

European Network for Qualitative Inquiry

ENQI 2017 Leuven Belgium F

European Network of Agricultural Journalists

ENAJ 2011 Brussels Belgium F y

European Network of Agricultural Social Protection Systems

ENASP Kassel Germany F

European Network of Engineering for Agriculture and Environment

ENGAGE 1988 Brussels Belgium F

European Network of GMO Laboratories

ENGL 2002 Ispra Italy F

European Network of International Relations Officers at Higher Education Institutions for Agricultural and Related Sciences

IROICA 1997 Ghent Belgium F

European Network of Political Foundations

ENoP 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Network of Women's Organisations in Fisheries and Aquaculture


European Nursery Products Confederation

ENPC 2011 Brussels Belgium D

European Nutraceutical Association

ENA Parma Italy D

European Nutrition for Health Alliance, The

ENHA Croydon UK D y

European Observatory of Mountain Forests

EOMF Chambéry France F

European Organization of Agricultural and Rural Contractors

1961 Brussels Belgium E

European Plant Science Organisation

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

European Plant-Based Foods Association

ENSA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium

EPHAC Brussels Belgium D y

European Rural Development Network

ERDN 2002 Warsaw Poland F

European Simmental Federation

ESF 1961 Poing Germany E

European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics

EurSafe 2000 Wageningen Netherlands D

European Society for Agronomy

ESA 1990 Conthey Switzerland D v

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

ESPEN 1980 Luxembourg Luxembourg D v

European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research

ESNA 1969 Brno Czechia D

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

ESPGHAN 1968 Geneva Switzerland D

European Society for Population Economics

ESPE 1986 D v

European Society of Agricultural Engineers

EurAgEng 1984 Brussels Belgium D

European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition

ESVCN 1991 Sassari Italy D

European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance

ESSNA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR 2006 Brussels Belgium D g

European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing

EU-SAGE 2020 Zwijnaarde Belgium J

European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture

ESCORENA 1973 Philadelphia PA USA F g

European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Tropical Forest Research Network

ETFRN 1991 Wageningen Netherlands F y

European Vegetable Protein Association

EUVEPRO 1977 Brussels Belgium D

European Zoo Nutrition Centre

EZNC 2002 Hillegom Netherlands E

EuroTech Universities Alliance

Brussels Belgium D

EverGreen Agriculture Partnership

2012 Nairobi Kenya F y

fair-fish international

2010 Zurich Switzerland G

Fairfood International

2002 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Fairtrade International

FLO 1997 Bonn Germany D yt