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

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

Foundation for Sustainable Food Security in Central West Africa

SADAOC Foundation 1992 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F f

Framework Agreement for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources on the High Seas of the South Pacific

Galapagos Agreement 2000 T g

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva Switzerland F

Free Trade Europa

Stockholm Sweden J t

Friends of the Earth International

FoEI 1971 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

Friends of the Islands of Peace

Islands of Peace 1965 Huy Belgium G

Friends of the World Food Programme

Friends of WFP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Fundación Dieta Mediterranea

FDM Barcelona Spain G f

Fundación Europea para la Innovación y Desarrollo de la Tecnología

INTEC Córdoba Spain J f

Fundación Instituto para las Negociaciones Agricolas Internacionales

INAI 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina G f

Fundación para la Alimentación y Nutrición de Centro América y Panama

FANCAP Guatemala Guatemala F fg

Future Agricultures

2005 J v

Future Forest

2001 Seoul Korea Rep G


2004 Edinburgh UK F y

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi 2000 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland F

GCC Standardization Organization

GSO 2001 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g

General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union

1959 Brussels Belgium E

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

GFCM 1952 Rome Italy E gy

Genetic Resources Center

GRC 1989 K

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

GICHD 1998 Geneva Switzerland G

German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation

1958 Aachen Germany G f

Gift of the Givers Foundation

1992 Pietermaritzburg South Africa N f

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

GAFSP 2010 Washington DC USA E g

Global Aid Foundation

1993 F fv

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

GACSA 2014 Rome Italy E y

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

GAIN 2002 Geneva Switzerland F

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

2012 C y

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

2011 C y

Global Alliance of Community Forestry

GACF 2004 Kathmandu Nepal F

Global Alliance of Social Enterprises in Travel & Tourism

GASET 2021 Bangkok Thailand J

Global Alliance to Promote Fruits and Vegetable Consumption "5 a day"

AIAM5 2011 Madrid Spain C

Global Aquaculture Alliance

GAA 1997 Portsmouth NH USA C

Global Battery Alliance

GBA 2017 Cologny Switzerland C y

Global Biosaline Network

GBN Dubai United Arab Emirates G

Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation


Global Canopy

2001 Oxford UK F

Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century

GCP21 2002 Cali Colombia J

Global Caucus on Community-Based Forest Management


Global Child Nutrition Foundation

GCNF 2006 Seattle WA USA F f

Global Citizenship Alliance

GCA 2015 Salzburg Austria C

Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance

GCWDA 2015 C

Global Cold Chain Alliance

GCCA 2007 Alexandria VA USA F

Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences

GCHERA 1998 C y

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Crop Trust 2003 Bonn Germany F g

Global Dairy Platform

GDP 2006 Rosemont IL USA C