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

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N Humanitarian Organizations

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 for Food Aid

Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Alliance to End Hunger

2004 Washington DC USA G y International Federations

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations

AMAR International Charitable Foundation

AICF 1995 London UK G f Foundations

Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research

ACEER 1991 West Chester PA USA G

Amazon International Rainforest Reserve

AIRR 1991 Dallas TX USA N

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G Human Rights Organizations

American Fisheries Society

AFS 1870 Bethesda MD USA G v

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE 1907 St Joseph MI USA G

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f Foundations

Ancient Forest International

AFI 1990 Redway CA USA G

Andean-Patagonian Forestry Research and Advisory Centre

1988 Esquel Argentina G

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Ankole Watusi International Registry

AWIR 1983 Spring Hill KS USA N

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R Religious Orders

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Copper Hill VA USA D

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASC 2010 Utrecht Netherlands F

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development

AAAID 1976 Khartoum Sudan F g IGOs

Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands

ACSAD 1968 Damascus Syrian AR E g IGOs

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D g IGOs

Arab Federation of Surveyors

2002 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

AOAD 1970 Khartoum Sudan D g IGOs

Arab Society for Plant Nutrition and Fertilization

ASPNF Cairo Egypt D

Arabian Aquaculture Society

Alexandria Egypt D

ARCMED

G

ASARECA Animal Agriculture Research Network

A-AARNET 1997 Nairobi Kenya K

ASEAN Cocoa Club

ACC 1996 Kota Kinabalu Malaysia F Clubs

ASEAN Forestry Students Association

AFSA 1993 Bangkok Thailand D

ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre

ASMC 1993 Singapore Singapore E

ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry

AWG SF 2005 Jakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia and Pacific Seed Association

APSA 1994 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute

1971 Seoul Korea Rep N j Institutes

Asia Forest Network

AFN 1987 Tagbilaran City Philippines G

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

ANSAB 1992 Kathmandu Nepal F

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Pili Philippines D

Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society

APCNS 1992 Hangzhou China D

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network

APFAN 1989 Bandung Indonesia F

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