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The FAO Country Programming Framework (2014-2018) for Bangladesh is a strategic planning and management document which provides FAO with a sound basis of developing its mid-term country programme, in line with the policies and development priorities of the Government of Bangladesh. It is also a tool to help mobilize resources in a programmatic manner, rather than on a project-by-project basis.  FAO and the Government of Bangladesh developed the initial CPF from documents prepared during 2010, being among the first FAO Member Countries to do so.  This first effort has helped raise over $100 million in technical assistance for Bangladesh over the period 2010-2013. The core goal of Country Programming Framework (CPF) is to identify country level priority areas of work, required technical assistance and investment opportunities; to help coordinate and contribute to the multilateral goals relating to the sustainable agriculture; rural development, food security and nutrition. The identified focused areas reflect and is consistent with the mandate and expertise as a specialized technical UN agency as well as in line with the internationally development goals.

The CPF in Bangladesh (2014-2018) lays out the basis for more integrated and ‘bottom-up’ approach to the FAO programming in Bangladesh.

Priority 1: Reduce poverty and enhance food security and nutrition (access and utilization)

Outcome 1A: Strengthened national capacity for devising pro-poor, equitable food security and agricultural development policies and social safety nets.

Outcome 1B: Opportunities created for on- and off-farm effective employment for men and women, to improve livelihoods, nutritional status and reduce pressure on natural resources.

Outcome 1C: Enhanced food utilization and household nutritional status through improved awareness and “nutrition-friendly” diversification.

Outcome 1D: Enhanced women’s participation in agricultural activities, access to productive resources and entrepreneurship development.

Priority 2: Enhance agricultural productivity through diversification/intensification, sustainable management of natural resources, use of quality inputs and mechanization

Outcome 2A: Improved dialogue to reconcile environmental and production concerns where there are multiple options for land (and other NR) use

Outcome 2B: Strengthened technical capacity (institutional and individual) for developing and implementing sustainable production programmes

Outcome 2C: Sustainable increase of production in livestock, dairy, poultry, horticulture and aquaculture sectors are identified and promoted through improved technology, better health, and resilient management practices

Outcome 2D: More sustainable capture fisheries promoted through stock assessment, improved technology, and better natural resources management policies and practices

Outcome 2E: Sustainable surface water irrigation promoted

Outcome 2F: Sustainable natural resources management practices promoted for protection of environment and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity.

Outcome 2G: Farm mechanization promoted and disseminated to enhance agricultural productivity and intensification.

Priority 3: Improve market linkages, value addition, and quality and safety of the food system

Outcome 3A: Farmers groups/ associations strengthened for transfer of knowledge and improved access to markets and input delivery

Outcome 3B: Policy dialogue established on supporting an enabling environment for agri-business development

Outcome 3C: Enhanced private sector-producer linkages for development of food products value chain 

Outcome 3D: Technical assistance provided on storage technologies for reduction of post-harvest loss and preservation of micronutrients

Outcome 3E: Improved quality and safety of food systems at national and local level.

Priority 4: Further improve technology generation and adaptation through better producer-extension-research linkages

Outcome 4A: Capacity of relevant institutions to deliver integrated extension services strengthened 

Outcome 4B: Strengthened research- extension-farmer linkages at different tiers of the national system

Outcome 4C: Increased support for partnerships in advanced agricultural research including biotechnology.

Priority 5: Increase resilience of communities to withstand ‘shocks’ such as natural disasters, health threats and other risks to livelihoods

Outcome 5A: Improved household coping strategies in specific vulnerable areas to natural disasters and climate change impacts (flood, drought, salinity)

Outcome 5B: Strengthened preparedness and response to humanitarian crises in a strategic and coordinated manner through the Food Security Cluster (FSC)

Outcome 5C: Consolidation and institutionalization of standard tools for consolidated food security analysis to inform policy and programming in humanitarian, transition and development action

Outcome 5D: Effective containment and control of the most serious Trans boundary Animal Diseases (TAD) - as well as newly emerging diseases

Outcome 5E: The One Health strategy for Bangladesh is promoted and action plans are developed and implemented to address health risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interfaces.

Outcome 5F: Institutional capacity is developed to provide an adequate response to food borne illness out breaks and food safety emergencies.