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

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders

FEAST 2008 Warrenton VA USA F

Familles du Monde

FaMiDo 2003 Waterloo Belgium G

Family Africa

TFA 2004 Johannesburg South Africa G

Famine Early Warning System Network

FEWS NET 1985 Washington DC USA G g

FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region

1971 Rome Italy E g


Rome Italy F g

FAO Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Rice in the Mediterranean Climate Areas

MedRice Network 1990 Grugliasco Italy F

FAO Investment Centre

1964 Rome Italy E g

FAO Regional Office for Africa

FAO/RAF Accra Ghana E g

FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RAP 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO/REU 1947 Budapest Hungary E gy

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Chile E g

FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

1947 Cairo Egypt E g

FAO-ICARDA International Technical Cooperation Network on Cactus

CACTUSNET 1993 Santiago Chile E g

FAO/CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts

NUCIS 1990 Tarragona Spain E

FAO/CIHEAM International Network for the Research and Development of Pasture and Forage Crops

1978 Mont-Saint-Guibert Belgium E

FAO/WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network

INFOSAN 2004 Geneva Switzerland F g

Farm Concern International

FCI Nairobi Kenya F

Farm Europe

Brussels Belgium F

Farm Radio International

1979 Ottawa ON Canada F

Farming First

J y

Farms International

FI 1961 Knife River MN USA G

Federación Centroamericana del Sector Lacteo

FECALAC 1996 San José Costa Rica D

Federación de Avicultores de Centroamérica y el Caribe

FEDAVICAC San José Costa Rica D

Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Federación Panamericana de Lecheria

FEPALE 1991 Montevideo Uruguay D

Fédération internationale de SAMBO

FIAS 1984 Lausanne Switzerland C

Fédération Internationale des Jardins Familiaux

1926 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Fédération internationale Sport pour tous

FISpT 1982 Manama Bahrain B

Federation of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Professions

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Egypt D t

Federation of African Medical Students' Associations

FAMSA 1968 Ibadan Nigeria D

Federation of African Nutrition Societies

FANUS Nsukka Nigeria D

Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies

FANS 1971 Tokyo Japan D

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

FEAP 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of European Microbiological Societies

FEMS 1974 Delft Netherlands D y

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Federation of European Nutrition Societies

FENS 1979 London UK D

Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

FESPB 1978 Rome Italy D

Federation of GCC Chambers

FGCCC 1979 Dammam Saudi Arabia D

Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology of ASEAN


Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

FISPGHAN Cincinnati OH USA D y

Feed My Starving Children

FMSC 1987 Coon Rapids MN USA G

Feed the Children

1979 Oklahoma City OK USA G


1995 Brussels Belgium F

FIAN International

1986 Heidelberg Germany F

FinMark Trust

FMT 2002 Midrand South Africa F f

Finn Church Aid

FCA 1947 Helsinki Finland G f

Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society

FHS 1987 Serdang Malaysia K v

Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic

CECAF 1967 Accra Ghana E g

Fly Fishers International

FFI 1965 Livingston MT USA J