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YPARD-INGENAES Workshop: Setting up an Agriculture for Nutrition (Ag4N) platform in Bangladesh

Food and nutritional security present a global challenge. They are seen as major obstacles within the many initiatives and programs aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. With the worldÂ’s eighth largest population, Bangladesh has also put priority action on food and nutritional security.

Under this circumstance, the Bangladesh chapter of Young Professionals for Agricultural Development strongly sees the necessity to work on nutrition-sensitive agriculture along with young professionals and youthful minds around the country.

YPARD Bangladesh with support from INGENAES, (Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services) which is a USAID funded project, will work together to address this issue. To this end, this report captures the proceedings from a workshop held at She-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh on 20th May 2017. The essence of the report is to urge scientists, experts, researchers, students and young professionals who are working on nutrition-based agriculture in the country to establish a National Network on Agriculture for Nutrition (Ag4N). Moreover, this networking community will cooperate in national development activities through participating in policy level while promoting and bringing opportunity for youth to with innovative ideas at the national level.

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