The National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP) was jointly implemented by the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) under the Ministry of Food  and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It received financial support from the European Commission and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


About FPMU 

The Food Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management is the unit responsible for monitoring the food security situation in Bangladesh and the support in formulation of related policies. Activities include collecting, storing and disseminating information for food security analysis and policy formulation, and delivering evidence-based policy advice to the Government  on issues relevant to food security – on its own initiative or on demand by the Government of Bangladesh. (more)

About FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Serving both developed and developing countries, the Organisation acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a rich source of knowledge and information on agriculture, rural development and food security issues. With its proven track record on food security policy development and implementation, as well as its close ties with national and international research organisations it is a particularly valuable partner for the Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme in Bangladesh. (FAO website)

About USAID in Bangladesh

The United States Agency for International Development is the principal U.S. Government agency to provide development assistance around the world. It has been a development partner in Bangladesh since the country’s independence in 1971. The mission in Bangladesh is one of the largest USAID development assistance programmes in the world in terms of funding and staffing. USAID’s programmes have helped communities to reduce the impact of natural disasters, improve access to markets, increase energy supply in rural areas and more effectively manage the size of their families. Food security is one of the main focus areas of USAID’s interventions in Bangladesh. Apart from donating food and supporting programmes to improve nutrition, USAID also works with the Government of Bangladesh to improve food management and food security policies. (USAID website)

About the European Union  in Bangladesh

The European Union has been represented in Bangladesh since 1982, and since 1989 has had a full-fledged Delegation in the country. The overall objective of co-operation with Bangladesh is to help the government reduce poverty and contribute towards the country’s integration into the world economy. Co-operation with Bangladesh focuses on improving the country’s human development indicators and strengthening co-operation in the field of trade and economic co-operation. Other interventions include sustainable water management, the promotion of democracy and human rights, activities in the field of disaster preparedness, and emergency assistance, whenever necessary. (EU website)

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