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

Folkekirkens Nødhjaelp

FKN 1922 Copenhagen Denmark G f

Fondation pour l'agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde

FARM 2004 Montrouge France G f

Fondation TerrEspoir

1996 Bussigny Switzerland G f

Fondazione Marista per la Solidarietà Internazionale Onlus

2007 Rome Italy F f

Fondo Regional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria

FONTAGRO 1998 Washington DC USA F fg

Fonds mondial de solidarité contre la faim

FMSCF 1982 Gémeaux France F f

Food Aid Convention, 1986

FAC 1986 T g

Food Aid Convention, 1995

1994 T g

Food Aid Convention, 1999

FAC 1999 T g

Food and Agricultural Research Management

FARM-Africa 1985 London UK G

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region

FFTC/ASPAC 1970 Taipei Taiwan E g

Food and Land Use Coalition

FOLU 2017 J y

Food and Trees for Africa

FTFA 1990 Johannesburg South Africa G

Food Assistance Committee

FAC 2013 London UK E g

Food Assistance Convention

2012 T g

Food Basket Foundation International

FBFI 1988 Ibadan Nigeria G

Food Distribution Research Society

FDRS 1967 Starkville MS USA N

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA

1969 Chicago IL USA G

Food for Life Global

FFL 1995 Wilmington DE USA E

Food for the Hungry

fh 1971 Phoenix AZ USA F f

Food for the Poor

FFP 1982 Coconut Creek FL USA G

Food Industry Asia

FIA 2010 Singapore Singapore J t

Food Institute

FI 1928 Elmwood Park NJ USA N j

Food Law Enforcement Practitioners

FLEP 1990 London UK F

Food not Bombs

FNB 1980 Santa Cruz CA USA G

Food Packaging Forum

FPF Zurich Switzerland F f

Food Security Cluster

FSC Rome Italy E

Food Supplements Europe

1998 Brussels Belgium F

Food Systems for the Future


Food Tank

2013 Chicago IL USA G

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

FANRPAN 1997 Pretoria South Africa E


1959 Brussels Belgium E y


Wageningen Netherlands F

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FCPF Washington DC USA F gy

Forest Invasive Species Network for Africa

FISNA 2004 Zomba Malawi E g

Forest Peoples Programme

FPP 1990 Moreton-in-Marsh UK F y

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC 1993 Bonn Germany F y

Forest Trends

1998 Washington DC USA F

Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform

FTP 2004 Brussels Belgium E

Forestry Mechanization

FORMEC 1966 Vienna Austria S c

Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa

FORNESSA 2000 Kumasi Ghana F

Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement


Former FAO and Other United Nations Staff Association

FFOA 1971 Rome Italy G v

Foro de las Américas para la Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario

FORAGRO San José Costa Rica F

Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible

2016 F c

Forschungsstelle für Internationale Agrar- und Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Heidelberg

FIA Heidelberg Germany G

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

FARA 2001 Accra Ghana F

Forum international pour l'exploitation forestière

FIEF 1998 Kinshasa Congo DR G

Foundation Amazon Fund

2008 Roosteren Netherlands J f