Introduction

Being one of the 36 high burden countries in terms of malnutrition, Bangladesh is still in the fight to improve her nutritional status. Beside local government initiatives, many non government organizations, civil societies, international organizations and other relevant organizations/ individuals are promoting nutrition services throughout the country to prevent malnutrition. Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition (BCSNPN) is a network that brings the civil society members under an umbrella. It acts as a nutrition watch network which aims to create awareness and effectively support eradication of malnutrition in Bangladesh.

This network provides a strong civil society (CS) platform for scaling up nutrition in Bangladesh, from a very initial stage, to ensure sustainability and ensure wide participation in the nutrition arena. All CS stake holders have responsibilities towards advocating the Government and supporting other CS groups to ensure ownership and strategic actions to achieve targeted results in the field of nutrition in Bangladesh.

Government will try to ensure food and nutrition for all people of the country

Honorable prime minister said that her government will try to create and implement new legislation on food and agricultural production and also will try to ensure adequate food and nutrition to all people of the country. In the inauguration ceremony of “South Asia Right to Food Conference” she also emphasized on taking regional initiatives to eradicate poverty, hunger and on the establishment of SARC Food Bank. She said, “There is no substitute of taking initiatives to eradicate poverty and hunger from South Asia and recently occurred earthquake of Nepal reminds us of the necessity of the food security.” She also said that it is important to accelerate the initiative of the establishment of SARC Food Bank, the leaders of the South Asia nations are trying their best for doing that as early as possible. SARC Food Bank will play as a role of friend for each poor people and not let any person die starving.She invited all to execute the planning of establishment of the SARC Seed Bank to ensure the involvement and empowerment of farmers regarding the seeds. Among 5 basic needs of human e.g. food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, Food is on the top need. In spite of achieving improvement in civilization, science and knowledge, till now adequate foods are not available to all people worldwide.  Read more........

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