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

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Malaysia F

Asian Fisheries Society

AFS 1984 Serdang Malaysia D

Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative

AFACI 2009 Jeonju Korea Rep D g IGOs

Asian Food Security Association

AFSA 2010 Dhaka Bangladesh D

Asian Forest Cooperation Organization

AFoCO 2009 Seoul Korea Rep E g IGOs

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Bangkok Thailand F y International Federations

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore G Institutes

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y International Federations

Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health

ANSSH 2015 D

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Inglewood New Zealand E

Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

APPSPGHAN 1976 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia

AsiaDHRRA 1994 Quezon City Philippines E

Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Society of Agricultural Economists

ASAE D v

Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ciencias Forestales

ALECIF 1995 Linares Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieria Agricola

ALIA 1994 Santiago Chile D

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Association des Echanges Méditerranéens pour l'eau, la forêt, l'énergie, et le développement durable des territoires

AEM 2000 Paris France D

Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique

AFDEAA 2000 Dakar Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Association Européenne pour l'Etude de l'Alimentation et du Développement de l'Enfant

ADE 1976 Paris France F

Association for AgriCulture and Ecology

Agrecol 1982 Göttingen Germany G

Association for Agro-Industrial Development of the Sahel

1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

AIAEE 1985 Cleveland OH USA N

Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development

AIARD 1964 Mississippi State MS USA G

Association for International Promotion of Gums

AIPG Hamburg Germany D

Association for Population / Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers - International

APLIC International 1968 Research Triangle Park NC USA G v

Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

ASARECA 1994 Entebbe Uganda D

Association for the Development of International Exchanges in Agricultural and Agrifood Products and Techniques

1977 Paris France G

Association Forêt Méditerranéenne

1978 Marseille France G

Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa

AARINENA 1985 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D gy International Federations, IGOs

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture

AIRCA 2012 Tainan Taiwan E y International Federations

Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU

1962 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries

1966 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of Southeast Asian Networks of Food Data Systems

ASEANFOODS 1986 Nakhon Pathom Thailand E

Association pisciculture et développement rural en Afrique tropicale humide

APDRA 1996 Massy France G

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham Australia N

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

ACNEM Sandringham Australia N

Australasian Postharvest Conference

S c Conference Series

Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

AuSPEN 1974 J

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR 1982 Canberra Australia G g IGOs

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g IGOs

Baltic Bast Crops Growers' and Producers' Association

BBCGPA 2009 G

Baltic Farmers Forum on Environment

BFFE 1998 Stockholm Sweden F

Baltic Fishermen's Association

BFA Fredericia Denmark D

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