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

Institut du Sahel

INSAH 1976 Bamako Mali E gj

Institut du Travail d’Afrique Centrale

ITAC 2005 Kinshasa Congo DR J

Institut européen d'histoire et des cultures de l'alimentation

IEHCA 2000 Tours France E j

Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics

1982 Stuttgart Germany N j

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

IATP 1986 Minneapolis MN USA G jt

Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals

IBREAM Utrecht Netherlands D j

Institute for Food and Development Policy

Food First 1975 Pasadena CA USA G j

Institute for Geopolitical Research and Development

INGRED 2011 Antwerp Belgium F f

Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture

IRETA 1980 Apia Samoa E gj

Institute for Sustainable Rural Development Foundation

ISSRI 1989 Bicol Bioregion Philippines G fj

Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia

IDACA 1963 Tokyo Japan N j

Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition

ICAN Paris France G

Institute of Food Technologists

IFT 1939 Chicago IL USA G j

Institute of Forest Biosciences

IFB 2000 Cary NC USA F j

Institute of International Agriculture East Lansing

IIA 1964 East Lansing MI USA N j

Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products Technology

IMFE and FPT 1929 Athens Greece G j

Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama

INCAP 1949 Guatemala Guatemala E gj

Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation

IFTC 1991 Kabale Uganda G j

Institute of Tropics and Subtropics, Prague

ITS 1961 Prague Czechia G j

Institution of Agricultural Engineers

1938 Cranfield UK N jv

Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales

ICEFI 2005 Guatemala Guatemala D j

Inter-African Phytosanitary Council

AU-IAPSC 1954 Yaoundé Cameroon E g

Inter-American Board of Agriculture

IABA Turrialba Costa Rica K g

Inter-American Citrus Network

IACNET 1991 Havana Cuba F g

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

IICA 1942 Coronado Costa Rica E gj

Inter-Islamic Network on Biosaline Agriculture

INBA 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates F g

Inter-regional FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats

1979 Tunis Tunisia E

Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy

INPSSE 2002 F y

Intercoop Europe

ICE 1990 Bern Switzerland D

Intergovernment Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina against Malnutrition

IIMSAM 2001 New York NY USA E gj

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

IGAD 1996 Djibouti Djibouti F g

Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and on Tropical Fruits

E g

Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit

1959 E g

Intergovernmental Group on Grains

1957 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres

IGG on Hard Fibres 1966 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres

IGG on Jute, Kenal and Allied Fibres 1963 Rome Italy E g

Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products

1970 E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats

1965 Rome Italy E gy

Intergovernmental Group on Rice

1955 Rome Italy E g

Intergovernmental Group on Tea

1969 Rome Italy E g

Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region

INFOFISH 1981 Puchong Malaysia F g

Intergovernmental Sub-Group on Hides and Skins

E g

Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

ITWG-AnGR 1997 Rome Italy K g


1956 Barcelona Spain G

International Academy on Nutrition and Aging

IANA 1999 Auzeville-Tolosane France E

International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


International Agri-Food Network

IAFN 1996 F y

International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium

IATRC 1980 St Paul MN USA G t

International Agricultural Training Programme

IATP 1987 Aylesbury UK G

International Aid

1980 Spring Lake MI USA G