Government officials and nutrition experts on Sunday said that food security for all was achieved, and the focus now was to ensure nutrition security, said a press release issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The Food Planning and Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Food and FAO organised the workshop at the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Centre.
FAO assistant representative Nur Khondaker emphasised the necessity for nourishing meals. ‘There is not only hunger for calories but for nourishing meals. As we continue to work for zero hunger, we must remember the importance of food for health and well-being,’ Nur said.
With a focus on nutrition security, we embrace solutions that nourish people instead of filling them with food but leaving them hungry,’ Nur added.
The workshop was conducted under the Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge project that helped Bangladesh respond to food security and nutrition challenges, focusing on developing government capacity and formulating and implementing improved policies, strategies, and programmes, the press release read.
Food Planning and Monitoring Unit director general Md Momtaz Uddin chaired the workshop where food secretary Md Ismiel Hossain was the chief guest.
Margherita Capalbi, programme manager of Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, head of cooperation of the delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, was guest of honour.