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 Type III

African Association of Agricultural Economists

AAAE 2003 Nairobi Kenya E

African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

AFAP 2003 Johannesburg South Africa E

African Food Network of Food Data Systems

AFROFOODS Calabar Nigeria E

African Moringa Alliance


African Smallholder Farmers Group

ASFG G y International Federations

Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors - International

ABE International N

AgBioWorld Foundation

2000 Tuskegee AL USA N f Foundations

Agile International

Boulder CO USA G


2001 Cochabamba Bolivia G f Foundations

Agri-Food Chain Coalition


Agricenter International

1983 Memphis TN USA N

Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific

AFMA 1983 Bangkok Thailand D g IGOs

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference Foundation

ABIC Foundation 1998 Saskatoon SK Canada F f Foundations

Agricultural Market Information System

AMIS Rome Italy E g IGOs

Agricultural Missions

1930 New York NY USA G


Arnhem Netherlands J


1997 Arnhem Netherlands G f Foundations

AgroCare Latinoamérica


All Africa Farmers Network

Accra Ghana F

Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition

AAHM 2003 Rome Italy F y International Federations

Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

ACTESA 2008 Lusaka Zambia E g IGOs

Alliance to End Hunger

2004 Washington DC USA G y International Federations

ASEAN Cocoa Club

ACC 1996 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F Clubs

Asia and Pacific Seed Association

APSA 1994 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

APNAN 1989 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Agricultural Remote Sensing Symposium

S c Conference Series

Asian Crop Science Association

ACSA 1990 Warwick Australia D

Asian Farming Systems Association

AFSA 1988 D

Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

AFITA 1998 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Society of Agricultural Economists


Association for International Promotion of Gums

AIPG Hamburg Germany D

Association of Southeast Asian Networks of Food Data Systems

ASEANFOODS 1986 Nakhon Pathom Thailand E

Australasian Postharvest Conference

S c Conference Series

Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa

BDAASA 1986 Stellenbosch South Africa G

Biological Control Center for Africa

Cotonou Benin K

Brown Cattle Breeders' World Association

1982 Paris France J

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

CFGB 1983 Winnipeg MB Canada G

Caribbean AgriBusiness Association

CABA 1998 Freeport Bahamas D

Caribbean Farmers Network

CaFAN 2004 Kingstown St Vincent-Grenadines D

Caribbean Food Crops Society

CFCS 1963 Mayagüez Puerto Rico D v


1959 Brussels Belgium D

Central American Agricultural Council

1991 San José Costa Rica E g IGOs

Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, Hohenheim University

1982 Stuttgart Germany N

Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture

CLIMA 1992 Crawley Australia G

Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture

CAMBIA Canberra Australia G

Circumpolar Agricultural Association

CAA 1995 Tromsø Norway D

Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations in the EU

1958 Brussels Belgium E Professional Bodies

Congressional Hunger Center

CHC 1993 Washington DC USA G

CropLife Africa Middle East

CLAME 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire E