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

Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network


Pacific Fisheries Technologists

PFT Astoria OR USA E

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network

PIFON 2009 Nadi Fiji F

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

FFA 1977 Honiara Solomon Is F g

Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System

PIMRIS 1989 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on Population and Development

PPAPD 1997 F

Pack2Go Europe

1974 Brussels Belgium D

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium

PanAAC 2007 Nairobi Kenya D t

Pan African Society for Agricultural Engineering

AfroAgEng 2012 Pretoria South Africa D

Pan American Agricultural School 'El Zamorano'

1942 San Antonio de Oriente Honduras G

PAN Asia and the Pacific

PANAP 1995 Penang Malaysia E

Pan-American Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

PanAFITA 2003 Gainesville FL USA D

PanAfrican Farmers' Organization

PAFO 2010 Kigali Rwanda D y

Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia

PENSA 1995 Bangkok Thailand D

Partners in Health

PIH 1987 Boston MA USA G

Partners in Population and Development

PPD 1994 Dhaka Bangladesh F g

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Washington DC USA G

PCI Media

1984 New York NY USA G

Peace Farm

1986 Panhandle TX USA G

PEFC Council

1999 Geneva Switzerland C y

Pelargonium and Geranium Society

PAGS 1970 Largs UK G

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czech Rep G

People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty

PCFS 2001 Quezon City Philippines C y

PepsiCo Foundation

Purchase NY USA G f

Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace

PFAWP 1986 Volcano HI USA F

Pesticide Action Network

PAN 1982 Brussels Belgium F

Philippine Centre for Population and Development

PCPD 1972 Manila Philippines G

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

1956 Rome Italy T g

Plant Research International

PRI Wageningen Netherlands G

Plateforme Régionale des Organisations Paysannes d'Afrique Centrale

PROPAC 2005 Yaoundé Cameroon J

Platform for African - European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development

PAEPARD Accra Ghana F y

Platform for Transformative Technologies

P4TT Tervuren Belgium G

Plunkett Foundation

1919 Oxford UK G f

Pôle régional de recherche appliquée au développement des systèmes agricoles d'Afrique Centrale

PRASAC 1997 Ndjamena Chad E g

Polish Humanitarian Action

PAH 1992 Warsaw Poland G

Population Action International

PAI 1965 Washington DC USA F

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Population and Development International

PDI 1983 Kailua HI USA G

Population Approach Group Europe

PAGE 1992 London UK F c

Population Association of America

PAA 1931 Alexandria VA USA G v

Population Connection

1968 Washington DC USA G

Population Council

1952 New York NY USA F

Population Environment Research Network

PERN 2001 Palisades NY USA E

Population Institute

PI 1969 Washington DC USA G j

Population Reference Bureau

PRB 1929 Washington DC USA G

Première Urgence Internationale

1979 Asnières-sur-Seine France G

Presbyterian Hunger Program

PHP 1969 Louisville KY USA G

Primary Food Processors

PFP Brussels Belgium E y