‘Ensure nutrition thru integrated initiatives’

Staff Correspondent

11 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Speakers at a workshop on Tuesday said integrated initiatives of the government, media, donor agencies and NGOs are important to ensure nutrition and food security for the people of the country.

Though, the country is now exporting food after becoming self-sufficient in food production but the country is still far behind in terms of nutrition security, they also noticed.

They were addressing a media sensitization workshop on Food and Nutrition Security at Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) in the capital’s Circuit Rouse road in the morning.

In association with the food and agricultural organisation of the United Nations and Save the Children, PIB organised the workshop.

In his concluding speech of the programme, PIB Director General (DG) Zafar Wazed said awareness over nutrition among the mass people is very essential.

He also suggested the partner organisations to introduce fellowship for encouraging journalists over nutrition base reporting.

Badrul Arefin, Director-General (Additional Secretary) of Food planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) at Ministry of Food, Assunta Testa, programme manager (Food and Nutrition Security) of European Union, lris Crews, Economic Growth Communication Advisor of USAID, Mehedi Hason, project management specialist, Economic Growth Office of USAID, Fredrick Christopher, director-child poverty of Save the Children in Bangladesh, Naoki Minamiguchi, chief technical advisor of Meeting the Under nutrition Challenge (MUCH) and Sheikh Shahed Rahman, Chief of party, SUCHANA, were also spoke.

Newsmen from different print and electronic medias participated in the workshop.