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Category archives for: Food security

Experts: Adequate supply of food in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 8 October, 2020: At least 11 million tons of potatoes was cultivated in the current season, which can feed the country for another 11 months Experts on Monday said that there was sufficient supply of rice, wheat, potatoes, lentils and maize in Bangladesh. Additionally, they also said that the stock of rice could meet […]

How do we ensure food security in post-pandemic Bangladesh?

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Dhaka, 9 September, 2020: Bangladesh is a service sector led economy, where 52.8 percent of the GDP comes from the service sector, followed by 29.6 percent from industry and 12.6 percent from agriculture. Since independence, the contribution of agriculture to GDP has been decreasing with time. That does not mean that the volume of agriculture […]

Flood damages Tk 13.23b crops

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Dhaka, 21 August, 2020: A farmer inspects a papaya fruit tree in a farmland totally damaged by the recent flood at Binadangi of Singair upazila of Manikganj district on Wednesday. — Sony Ramany The ongoing flood has damaged crops worth about Tk 13.23 billion of over 1.2 million farmers in 37 districts between June 25 […]

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

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Dhaka, 29 July, 2020: Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with a population of over 165 million and a projected population, based on current growth trends, of well over 200 million by 2050.  This demographic burden places tremendous economic, social and environmental strain on the country and dramatically affects its ability to […]

Nigeria Food Security Outlook Update, June 2020 – January 2021

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Dhaka, 8 July, 2020: Sustained conflict associated with Boko Haram coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, has led to an increase in the populations facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4). In accessible areas of the northeast, purchasing power is below average as staple food prices significantly increased. Households are accessing […]

Food security — a respite for the country

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Dhaka, 24 June, 2020: With a fairly good harvest of Boro paddy, there is apparently no reason to worry about the country's food stock for another six months, according to the agriculture ministry. The next major paddy crop Aman which is set to be harvested in less than six months and that of Aus, a […]

COVID-19 and the future of food: Switch expenditure for sustained food security

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Dhaka, 4 June, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for agriculture and food security, and governments must take action, Raghbendra Jha writes. In 2016, even before the COVID-19 crisis, the Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that 815 million people or 10.7 per cent of the population at that time were going hungry. The Status of Food Insecurity […]

Protecting food security in Africa during COVID-19

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Dhaka, 18 May, 2020: Even before the global COVID-19 pandemic broke out, food insecurity was a serious concern throughout sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 239 million people in the region were undernourished as of 2018. Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, these chronic food crises have been driven by a variety of factors, […]

Ensuring food security during lockdown

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Dhaka, 5, May, 2020: The government has already taken a number of measures to save Robi Cropconsidering the lockdown and because the haor region—especially Sunamganj, Sylhet and some northern districts such Gaibandha, Jamalpur—may suffer flashflood. These measures include regular weather forecast, early warning, arranging harvest machines and so on. These are some of the most […]

Food Security and COVID-19

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Alarmed by a potential rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries and organizations are mounting special efforts to keep agriculture safely running as an essential business, markets well supplied in affordable and nutritious food, and consumers still able to access and purchase food despite movement restrictions and income losses. This page summarizes […]

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