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

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network

APFAN 1989 F

Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

APNAN 1989 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APAARI 1990 Bangkok Thailand D gy IGOs, International Federations

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D y International Federations

Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

APFITA 1998 Taipei Taiwan D

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g IGOs

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

APFNet Beijing China E gy IGOs, International Federations

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide Australia D

Asian Agricultural Remote Sensing Symposium

S c Conference Series

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing China D v

Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities

AAACU 1972 Los Baños Philippines D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Crop Science Association

ACSA 1990 Warwick Australia D

Asian Farmers'Association for Sustainable Rural Development

AFA 2002 Quezon City Philippines F

Asian Farming Systems Association

AFSA 1988 D

Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations

AFDA 1991 D

Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society

AFAS 2016 Hokkaido Japan D

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, 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 Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j Institutes, Alumni and Veterans

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 Nairobi 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 Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Society of Agricultural Economists


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

IFFC 1978 Wuxi China E

Asociación Latinoamericana de Acuicultura

ALA 1977 Sao Paulo Brazil D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ciencias Forestales

ALECIF 1995 Linares Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Plantas de Rendimiento


Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieria Agricola

ALIA 1994 Santiago Chile D

Associação das Indústrias de Alimentação Animal da América Latina e Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay 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