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

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

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Producción Animal

ALPA 1966 Calgary AB Canada D

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieria Agricola

ALIA 1994 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile D

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Association africaine de microbiologie et d'hygiène alimentaire

AAMHA 1984 Sousse Tunisia D

Association de l'aviculture, de l'industrie et du commerce de volailles dans les pays de l'Union européenne

AVEC 1966 Brussels Belgium E y

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

Association des organisations nationales d'entreprises de pêche de l'UE

EUROPECHE 1962 Brussels Belgium E

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 Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan 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 Starkville MS USA G

Association for International Promotion of Gums

AIPG Hamburg Germany D

Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society

APBREBES 2009 Lausanne VD Switzerland C y

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 for Vertical Farming

AVF Munich Germany J

Association Forêt Méditerranéenne

1978 Marseille France G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva GE Switzerland G

Association internationale des assureurs de la production agricole

AIAG 1951 Zurich ZH Switzerland C

Association internationale des musées d'agriculture

AIMA 1968 E

Association internationale forêts méditerranéennes

AIFM 1996 Marseille France D

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

AARINENA 1985 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D gy

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture

AIRCA 2012 Tainan Taiwan E y

Association of Southeast Asian Networks of Food Data Systems

ASEANFOODS 1986 Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Thailand E

Association of World Citizens

AWC 1975 Novato CA USA F

Association pisciculture et développement rural en Afrique tropicale humide

APDRA 1996 Massy France G

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Associazione Amici dei Bambini

AiBi 1986 San Giuliano Milanese MI Italy G

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham VIC Australia N

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

ACNEM Sandringham VIC Australia N

Australasian Postharvest Conference

S c

Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

AuSPEN 1974 J

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACIAR 1982 Canberra ACT Australia G g

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

1971 Tainan Taiwan E g

Baitulmaal AHED

2004 Irving TX USA G

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

Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy

1966 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Russia G

Baltic Sea Advisory Council

BSAC 2006 Copenhagen Denmark E y

Band Aid Charitable Trust

1985 London UK G

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde NSW Australia G

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