FAO in Bangladesh

COVID-19 has disrupted agricultural and food systems around the world. Timely and credible information is imperative to support these systems and protect food and nutrition security, especially for the most vulnerable.

In Bangladesh, FAO is working other UN agencies, donors, and partners to mobilize resources and support the government’s response to the pandemic. We are playing a key role in reaching food producers and households with accurate and potentially lifesaving information about COVID-19.

On this page you can find a selection of reports and documents relating to COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Please visit FAO’s main page www.fao.org/2019-ncov/en/ for further information and resources, including answers to frequently asked questions, and a comprehensive set of policy briefs.

Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 in food crises | April–December 2020

The document presents FAO's component of the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Appeal, focusing on maintaining operations in food crisis contexts, anticipating the secondary impacts of the pandemic and related containment efforts on the world's most vulnerable people and sustaining critical food supply chains to avert future food crises.

Impact of COVID-19 on informal workershttp://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca8560en

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major economic and labour market shock, presenting significant impacts in terms of unemployment and underemployment for informal workers. In rural areas, the livelihoods of especially the self-employed and wage workers are at risk, because agri-food supply chains and markets are being disrupted due to lockdowns and restrictions of movement.