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How the global fertilizer shortage will affect food

We are currently witnessing the beginning of a global food crisis, fueled by the ripple effects of a pandemic and more recently rising fuel prices and conflict in Ukraine. There were already obvious logistical problems with transporting grain and food around the world, which will now be considerably worse because of the war. But a […]

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40% of people in Asia-Pacific cannot afford a healthy diet

Around 40% of the population living in Asia and the Pacific cannot afford a healthy diet, and in some regions the fight against hunger has seen setbacks rather than gains during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of a four-day FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) that Dhaka is hosting for the first time […]

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Giving clothes and food is not the best way to support Ukrainian refugees

When you see the images and videos coming out of Ukraine, it’s hard not to want to help as hundreds of thousands of refugees, mostly women and children, flee for their lives. But charity professionals know very well that in many cases, good deeds often lead to bad results. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti is […]

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Bangladesh elected head of UN World Food Program board

Shameem Ahsan, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Italy and also Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO, IFAD and WFP For the first time, Bangladesh was elected chairman of the board of directors of the United Nations World Food Programme. The 36-member executive board of the world’s largest Rome-based humanitarian organization unanimously elected Bangladesh chairman of the […]

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Be on the road to food security

NILRATAN HALDER | Published: February 03, 2022 22:38:56 Circuit court campaigns against adulterated and unsafe foods have become almost routine, albeit commonplace. The magistrates under whose direction the raids are carried out impose heavy fines and sometimes close factories—mainly in cases of illegal and clandestine operations. Elements involved in criminal practices are even sent to […]

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Refugees Push West Ridge’s Growing Asian Population

Emraan Mohamad Yakuv remembers being hit by freezing cold when he arrived from tropical Malaysia nearly eight years ago. As a child, he was one of thousands of refugees who fled Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Many went to Thailand, then to Malaysia. Some, years later, settled in the United States. Yakuv, who is Rohingya, […]

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Food insecurity soars in 20 hunger hotspots

On International Day of Education, we call on world leaders to transform the way we deliver education. The clock is turning. As a global community, we are committed to providing universal and equitable education by 2030. It takes just eight short years to get a quarter of a billion children into school. While remarkable efforts […]

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Asia-Pacific: only 5% of the region’s population owns 70% of its total wealth

Asia-Pacific, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Featured, Poverty and SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Poverty and the SDGs Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS MADRID, Jan 18, 2022 (IPS) – The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing growing inequality while recording impressive economic growth and poverty reduction. These strong inequalities persist in the region, with almost 2 out of 4 people still […]

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The pandemic has left millions of people in Asia fighting for food

Swift action by governments is needed to feed people during the pandemic – Photo: ADB By Manisha Pradhananga, Matteo Lanzafame, Irfan A. Qureshi ADB.ORG: COVID-19 has had broad impacts on food security in Asia. Policy makers must react quickly and aggressively to these challenges to avoid the long-term damage of this emerging crisis. The pandemic […]

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50% of the country’s population will live in urban areas by 2041

At least 50% of the country’s population will live in urban areas by 2041, predicted Nazrul Islam, president of the Center for Urban Studies (CUS). “We previously predicted it would happen by 2045-2046, but now we believe it can happen by 2041 as the government has stepped up its urbanization efforts,” he said during a […]

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Africa’s demographic boom is not synonymous with a demographic dividend

A few years ago, John Magufuli, the former president of Tanzania, urged women to “throw away their contraceptives” and “keep reproducing” to make their country strong. Magufuli, a Covid denier, is now dead – of the Covid. But his opinions endure. The idea of ​​limiting population growth in Africa is controversial, often for good reasons. […]

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5.2cr food insecure people in Bangladesh

The number of food insecure people in Bangladesh rose 2.4 percent to 5.2 crore between 2018 and 2020, according to a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, while the pandemic has worsened access to food. According to the report titled “Asia and the Pacific – Regional Food Security and […]

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United Nations Population Fund appeals for $ 835 million to support people in crisis

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed for $ 835 million to help people in crisis. The goal is to reach more than 54 million women, girls and young people in 61 countries, with the Covid-19 epidemic and other challenges, according to reports. “It is crucial to understand that sexual and reproductive health treatments […]

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PwC hosts exclusive webinar on investing in Bangladesh – Business News

The Invest in Bangladesh webinar organized by PwC Sri Lanka in collaboration with PwC Bangladesh, scheduled for December 7, is part of a larger series of webinars on the topic of cross-border expansion. A number of senior officials will address the forum from PwC regional offices, which are experts in Bangladesh. Moderated by Ruvini Fernando, […]

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Development centered on Dhaka, population overload causes a loss of 6.0 pc of GDP

MUNIMA SULTANE | Posted: Dec. 03, 2021, 8:33 a.m. | Update: 03, 2021, 9:04:06 a.m. The heavily focused development on Dhaka city and population share is negatively impacting Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP), slashing its growth by 6.0 percent or more, according to findings revealed Thursday during a BIDS conference. Such Dhaka-centric growth also reduces […]

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UNFPA pledges to protect gender diversity in Bangladesh

Webinar participants to observe the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence organized by Bandhu Social Welfare Society on Thursday, November 25, 2021 Courtesy UN agency will do everything to end gender-based violence, says senior official The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged the government to ensure protection for transgender […]

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Why Prince William is wrong to attribute habitat loss to population growth in Africa

The Duke of Cambridge made new comments this week regarding the “pressure” placed on African wildlife by human populations. In a speech at the Tusk Conservation Awards on Monday, he said that “the increasing pressure on Africa’s wildlife and wilderness due to the human population presents a huge challenge for conservationists, as it is in […]

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Bangladesh to sign MoU with UK Food Standards Agency

Bangladesh will sign an agreement with the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) to increase exports of agricultural products to European countries. Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzaque, who is currently in the UK, discussed the issue during the meeting with a delegation from the Food Standards Agency, according to a press release from the department […]

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Population facing extreme heat has tripled since 1983, analysis finds

Exposure to extreme heat tripled from 1983 to 2016 and now affects about a quarter of the world’s population, according to new data from Columbia University’s Climate School. Researchers averaged temperatures in more than 13,000 urban centers, according to a European Union database, to compare heat readings with population estimates. Almost half of these places […]

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AJK is developing a population management plan to bring it to a sustainable level: Minister

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Minister of Population Welfare Sardar Muhammad Hussain Khan said on Monday that alarming population growth in Pakistan and AJK has become one of the most challenging complicated for governments. MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – November 8, 2021): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Minister for People’s Welfare Sardar Muhammad […]

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It’s time for international NGOs to treat local NGOs as partners, not vendors: experts

International organizations, including the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations, should partner with local bodies to implement projects and initiatives. The call was launched Monday at a virtual conference organized by the Bangladesh NGO-CSO Coordination Process (BDCSO). The BDCSO process is a forum comprising 700 grassroots CSOs / NGOs and their two-day conference was titled […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel to Rome for G20 summit, UK for COP26 next week | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Italy and the UK for two crucial summits, respectively the G20 summit in Rome and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP26 in Glasgow. It will leave for Rome on October 28 and will be the city of the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit which […]

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US-Bangladesh Business Council welcomes PM Hasina on the sidelines of the UNGA

US support to improve Bangladesh’s global competitiveness and expand its export base will be appreciated, Prime Minister said The United States-Bangladesh Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual business roundtable with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and more than 30 senior executives from the business community in the United […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – March 12, 2020 – Bangladesh

SITUATION • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Burmese Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya, triggered a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. Violence in Burma forced nearly 706,000 people, most of them Rohingya refugees, to flee to south-eastern Bangladesh, joining more than […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – March 3, 2019 – Bangladesh

Recurrent natural disasters, such as floods and cyclones, continue to exacerbate poverty-related problems, including food insecurity and malnutrition, in many parts of the country. A massive influx of refugees from Burma to Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, one of the least developed districts in the country, has sparked a large-scale humanitarian response. SITUATION • Attacks […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – May 15, 2018 – Bangladesh

Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine State, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, sparked a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. Violence in Burma forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – August 11, 2017 – Bangladesh

More than 31 percent of Bangladeshis live below the national poverty line, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Frequent natural disasters, including floods and cyclones, compound the problems caused by the high national poverty rate. In addition to natural disasters, the most socially vulnerable Bangladeshis historically lack access to health and hygiene […]