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

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Runners

WR 1978 Greenbrae CA USA F f

World Soy Foundation

WSF 2006 St Louis MO USA G f

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Union of St Bernard Clubs

WUSB 1967 Faulensee Switzerland E

World Union of Wholesale Markets

WUWM 1958 The Hague Netherlands E

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World Watusi Association

1985 Walnut Springs TX USA N

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF 1971 Sydney NSW Australia F

World's Poultry Science Association

WPSA 1912 Beekbergen Netherlands B y

WorldFish

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Young Professionals for Agricultural Development

YPARD 2005 Rome Italy F

ZOA

1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G

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