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This report was first published on Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha on May 7, 2017. DHAKA, May 7, 2017 (BSS) - Malnutrition is still a major public health problem in the country as poor diet quality is undermining the efforts to improve nutritional status of the people, health experts told a seminar here today. Although Bangladesh has […]
Inconsistent prices and high perishability of non-rice crops force farmers to depend on rice cultivation, which causes low agricultural and dietary diversity, said a recent study. The low diversities create barriers to ensure proper nutrition and resist children's birth related complexities, like stunting and low birth weight, said the study revealed at a seminar organised […]
Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Wednesday said Bangladesh is still facing formidable challenges to improve its nutritional status despite being a food-sufficient country. "While Bangladesh has experienced steady advances in food availability, the country is facing different challenges to develop its nutritional status," she said while speaking at a seminar. "Overall the levels of under-nutrition […]
Country's rapid urbanization and improved connectivity have immensely benefitted farmers of far-flung rural areas in marketing farm produces. Driven by innovative modifications to the way from farm lands to cities, farmer's income has grown manifold, according to the Global Food Policy Report-2017 of Interna-tional Food Policy Rese-arch Institute (IFPRI). The institute has been working to […]