Training material

In this section are listed selected materials produced as part of NFPCSP’s trainings.


Over the last four decades, efforts have been made to generate food composition data for Bangladesh. The first report on the nutritive value of 108 raw foods in Bangladesh was published in the “Nutritive Values of Some Common Food Stuffs” (1973). [more...]

One of the main activities conducted by NFPCSP/FPMU is the production of the annual Monitoring Report (MR) of the National Food Policy Plan of Action and Country Investment Plan. While the MR 2014 has been recently completed (June 2014) and NFPCSP project will be closing soon, [more...]

Nutrition-related information and indicators are essential for evaluating policies and programmes designed to improve nutritional wellbeing. This Training Course seeks to increase the capacities of FPMU staff and Thematic Teams by carrying out [more...]

Policy briefs have proved to be one effective way of stimulating policy dialogue in Bangladesh. These short documents derive main messages and related policy recommendations from existing research products. Specifically, they illustrate in a few words: [more...]

The major objective of this training workshop is to strengthen the capacities of government officers involved in the monitoring of the National Food Policy Plan of Action (NFP-PoA) and Country Investment Plan (CIP) – i.e. the staff of the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) [more...]

The NFPCSP organized in collaboration with IFPRI a workshop on “Analysis of Datasets for Measuring Availability, Access and Nutritional Status”, which was delivered from 15 to 26 January at the Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development (BARD), Kotbari, Comilla. [more...]

The course, held in FPMU from 18 to 22 December 2011, provides an overview of the common nutrition assessment tools and their relevance to decision making. Field and laboratory methods for nutritional deficiency assessment, nutritional screening and surveillance [more...]

A training workshop on "Food Security Concepts, Basic Facts and Measurement Issues" was delivered at the Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development (BARD), Kotbari, Comilla, from 26 June to 7 July 2011, as part of NFPCSP’s Postgraduate Training Program [more...]


NOTE: The content of this training material reflects the views of the authors who are fully responsible for the contents without implying any opinion whatsoever on the part of the FAO, Government of Bangladesh, EU or USAID. The training material is free to distribute, duplicate and modify for non-profit and educational purposes on condition that the following acknowledgment is made: “The original source of the training materials is the NFPCSP, a project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management of the Government of Bangladesh, with the financial support of EU and USAID"



The Programme is based at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the European Union’s Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP). Its overall aim is to improve the quantity and quality of food security information and analysis and promote its use in decision making processes. You can access online trainings and resources free of charge. Among others, trainings include the following topics:

  1. Climate change and food security
  2. Introduction to social safety nets
  3. Food security policies - formulation and implementation
  4. Food security concepts and frameworks


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