The Integrated Food Policy Research Program (IFPRP) formally started its operations in December, 2016. The program focusing on providing research based evidence to the Government of Bangladesh enabling policymakers to make time befitting food policy decisions is jointly implemented by IFPRI, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The honorable Food Minister, Advocate Quamrul Islam inaugurated the event. Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Affairs Md Abdul Wadud MP and Acting Country Director of the World Bank, Bangladesh Ms Rajashree S Paralkar were special guests at the occasion. Food Secretary A M Badrudduja chaired the inaugural session. Among others, the event was participated by representatives of donor agencies, development organizations, research organizations and media houses.
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