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

Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network

APNAN 1989 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association

APRACA 1977 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

APAARI 1990 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D gy

Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions

APAFRI 1995 Kuala Lumpur 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 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network

APIRAS 2011 Los Baños LAG Philippines F

Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

APFNet Beijing Beijing China E gy

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide SA Australia D

Asian Agricultural Remote Sensing Symposium

S c

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing Beijing China D v

Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities

AAACU 1972 Los Baños LAG Philippines D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok 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 Hakodate Japan D

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Selangor Malaysia F

Asian Fisheries Society

AFS 1984 Serdang Selangor Malaysia D

Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative

AFACI 2009 Jeonju North Jeolla Korea Rep D g

Asian Food Security Association

AFSA 2010 Dhaka Bangladesh D

Asian Forest Cooperation Organization

AFoCO 2009 Seoul Korea Rep E g

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F y

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis

2000 Singapore Singapore 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

Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Hokkaido Japan D

Asian Society of Agricultural Economists

ASAE D v

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

IFFC 1978 Wuxi Jiangsu China E

Asociación Coordinadora Indigena y Campesina de Agroforesteria Comunitaria

ACICAFOC 1994 San José San José San José Costa Rica E

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

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Asturias Spain G

Asociación Iberoamericana para el Derecho Alimentario

AIBADA 1985 Barcelona Barcelona Spain G

Asociación Latinoamericana de Acuicultura

ALA 1977 Sao Paulo SP Brazil D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Avicultura

ALA 1970 Panama Panama Panama D y

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ciencias Forestales

ALECIF 1995 Linares NL Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Plantas de Rendimiento

ALAPRE 2012 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Población

ALAP 2004 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil J

Asociación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo del Seguro Agropecuario

ALASA 1986 Santa Fé Argentina D

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