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

Groupe de Recherche Petites Paysanneries

GRPP Enval France F

Groupe des entomologistes forestiers francophones


Groupe francophone d'hépato-gastroentérologie et nutrition pédiatriques

GFHGNP 1987 Toulouse France D

Groupement européen des producteurs de champignons

GEPC 1980 Paris France D

Grow Africa Partnership

2011 Johannesburg South Africa F

Growing Media Europe

2016 Brussels Belgium D

Growing Opportunities International

GO! 2010 Winnipeg MB Canada F

Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

GCFI 1948 Marathon FL USA E j

Halal Food Council of Europe

HFCE Brussels Belgium G


2002 Washington DC USA E

HCV Network Ltd

HCV Network 2006 Oxford UK F y

Health for Animals

Brussels Belgium F y

Health In Harmony

HIH Portland OR USA J


HGF 2010 Espoo Finland F

Heart to Heart International

HHI 1992 Lenexa KS USA G

Heifer International

1944 Little Rock AR USA G

Helen Keller International

HKI 1915 New York NY USA E

Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe

1981 Bonn Germany G

Henry Doubleday Research Association

HDRA 1954 Coventry UK G

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

HOPE '87 - Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment

1987 Vienna Austria G

Hope for the Nations

HFTN 1994 Kelowna BC Canada F

Hotot Rabbit Breeders International

HRBI 1979 Ypsilanti MI USA N

How to Change the World

2018 London UK J

Hull International Fisheries Institute

HIFI 1989 Hull UK N j

Human Relief Foundation

HRF 1991 Bradford UK G f

Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa

RIDE AFRICA 1996 Fort Portal Uganda G

Human Rights Funders Network

HRFN 1994 New York NY USA G

Human Rights Measurement Initiative

HRMI 2016 Wellington New Zealand F j

Hungarian Interchurch Aid

1991 Budapest Hungary G

Hunger Project

1977 New York NY USA F

Icelandic Church Aid

1969 Reykjavik Iceland G

Ieder Voor Allen

IVA 1964 Leuven Belgium G


1968 Wokingham UK F

IFLA Europe

1989 Brussels Belgium E f

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IFOAM Organics Europe

2000 Brussels Belgium E

IHG Owners Association

1956 Atlanta GA USA C e

Independent Order of Foresters

IOF 1874 Toronto ON Canada N


1985 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g


1977 Montevideo Uruguay F g


2003 Windhoek Namibia F g

Inga Foundation

Evington VA USA G f

INMED Partnerships for Children

Sterling VA USA G

Innovatie en Praktijk Centrum Groene Ruimte, Arnhem

IPC Groene Ruimte 1955 Arnhem Netherlands G


IW Brussels Belgium F

Inspire - the European Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Inspire E y

Institut Africain pour le Développement Economique et Social - Centre Africain de Formation

INADES-Formation 1977 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E j

Institut de formation et de recherche démographiques

IFORD 1972 Yaoundé Cameroon E gj

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

IHEID 2008 Geneva Switzerland G j