Who we are
The National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme helps build Bangladesh’s institutional and human capacities to design, implement, and monitor food security policies. As part of these efforts, it has assisted the Government in the creation of a comprehensive food security policy and planning framework. It provides training and advice for strengthening food security governance. It advises on the composition and mandate of key food security institutions and provides training to Government staff. Apart from offering direct advice to the Government, the Programme also promotes food security research by national institutions and better access to food-security related information. It promotes knowledge- and dialogue-based debates and decision making, involving various government and non-governmental actors.
The Programme, which was launched in 2005, assisted the Government of Bangladesh in finalizing the National Food Policy as well as in formulating the associated Plan of Action. In 2010, it supported the formulation of a Food Security Investment Plan, which will be instrumental in further strengthening Bangladesh’s fight against hunger and malnutrition. The Programme is jointly implemented by the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit under the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management of the Government of Bangladesh and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It receives financial support from the European Union (EU) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).