Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Bangladesh

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01 Sep2014 --                       PROJECT BACKGROUND  Bangladesh is a “low income” country as well as one of the most densely populated countries in the world with approximately 150 million inhabitants.  High population density and heavy dependency on natural resources contribute to serious environmental degradation. Some of the natural resources are under pressure include forests, wetlands and ground water. The environmental services they provide are being compromised through water contamination, soil nutrient depletion, salinity intrusion, desertification and [more...]

07 Apr2014 --   Mr Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division and Mr Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Bangladesh jointly launched the FAO’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2014-2018 on 03 April 2014 at the Conference Room, ERD.  Ms Sultana Afroz, Joint Secretary ERD welcomed the audience and stated out the process of formulation of CPF in Bangladesh. Mr Mike Robson, FAO Representative in Bangladesh delivered a brief presentation on the CPF 2014 – 2018, where he [more...]

03 Nov2013 --   The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and Food and Agriculture of the United Nations in Bangladesh (FAO) signed an agreement on Thursday, 31 October 2013 on a new project, “Strengthening the Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Capacities of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and its Agencies”. This is funded by the contribution of USD 4.5 million grant from USAID for three years (1st September 2013 – 31st August 2016).   Mr [more...]

23 Oct2013 --   This booklet from FAO Bangladesh sets out why it is important to take a sustainable “food systems” view to improving food security and nutrition, and how this can be achieved.<more> [more...]

02 Oct2013 --   Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Economic Relations Division (ERD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today organized a validation workshop for the new FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2013-2018, a tool used by FAO and Government to define the priorities of FAO’s assistance to Bangladesh. The new CPF endorsed today is fully aligned to Bangladesh development objectives as well as the overall Strategic Framework of FAO, [more...]

31 Jul2013 --   On 30 July 2013, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture organized the Launching Ceremony of the Master Plan for Agricultural Development in the Southern Region of Bangladesh in the BARC Auditorium. Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Begum Matia Chowdhury, MP honoured the ceremony as Chief Guest. Dr. Hasan Mahmud, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Mr. Shaikh Altaf Ali, Senior [more...]

01 Jul2013 --   On 10 June 2013, FAO organized the “CHT Strategy Meeting: Moving forward on Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Hill Districts” working session in Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, in light of the recent agricultural strategy formulated for the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). This strategy was devised upon request from the Government of Bangladesh and with technical support from FAO. A wide range of institutions with shared interest in the agricultural development of [more...]