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

ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry

AWG SF Jakarta Indonesia E g

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia and Pacific Seed Association

APSA 1994 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Evangelistic Fellowship

AEF 1960 Duncraig WA Australia N

Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute

1971 Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asia Forest Network

AFN 1987 Tagbilaran City Philippines G

Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources

ANSAB 1992 Kathmandu Nepal F

Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization

AOAPO Karaj Iran Islamic Rep D

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Pili Philippines D

Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society

APCNS 1992 Qingdao D

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network

APFAN 1989 F

Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

APNAN 1989 Bangkok F

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok D

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APAARI 1990 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D y

Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture

APFITA 1998 Taipei Taiwan D

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy

SAFE Network Padang Indonesia F

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

APFNet Beijing E gy

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide SA D

Asian Agricultural Remote Sensing Symposium

S c

Asian Aquaculture Network

AAN 2009 Bangkok F

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 QLD 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 2007 Hakodate 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

Asian Food Security Association

AFSA 2010 Dhaka Bangladesh D

Asian Forest Cooperation Organization

AFoCO 2009 Seoul E g

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo F y

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani E j

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 G

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y

Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health

ANSSH 2015 D

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

1981 Palmerston North 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

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