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Category archives for: Food security



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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Financing safe and nutritious food businesses


Ensuring nutritious and safe food is one of the major challenges for the developing economies like Bangladesh. It is associated with the United Nations goal of 'Food Security' according to which all people, at all times, should have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. Though sufficiency or adequacy received due […]

Biodiversity ‘fundamental’ for global food systems, at “heart’ of development – UN agriculture chief


Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told negotiators on Monday that as agriculture and food systems are “at the heart of the concept of sustainable development”, they are central to deliberations regarding the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, which is expected to be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference in October. “Biodiversity is fundamental for ecosystems, for human beings, and is the basis of food diversity," said Mr. Qu, opening the […]

Farming Without Pesticides: How Can We Make Agriculture Greener?

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Hanging on a gate is a sign reading: "Potatoes — healthy and delicious." The slogan, to which the word "rare" could justifiably be added, is in line with Cornel Lindemann-Berk's philosophy of quality over quantity. "We don't have enough rain in the summer," he tells DW. "And since we don't want to water them, we've […]


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