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Title: Food Security and Nutrition in Bangladesh: Progress and Determinants
Authors: Hossain, Mahabub
Naher, Firdousi
Shahabuddin, Quazi
Authors (Email): Hossain, Mahabub (m.hossain@cgiar.org)
Keywords: Bangladesh
food security
nutrition
poverty
safety nets
natural disasters
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: For Bangladesh food security was synonymous with achieving self-sufficiency in rice production and stabilization in rice prices. The country has made good progress in increasing rice production through technological progress, facilitated by private sector investment in small scale irrigation. But, it is difficult to sustain the progress made in view of the growing pressure of population on scarce land resources. Domestic food grain production remains susceptible to floods and droughts thereby perpetuating the threat of major production shortfalls, inadequate food availability, and vulnerability from fluctuation in prices. The availability of other foods has not increased, and the progress in nutritional outcome has remained slow. Forty percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and income inequality has been worsening. This paper assesses the trends in factors that affect food production, availability of food and their impact on nutrition outcomes. It also probes into the trends in poverty and distribution of income and access to food through markets.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/110131
Institution/Association: eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics>Volume 02, Issue 2, 2005
Total Pages: 30
From Page: 103
To Page: 132
Collections:Volume 02, Issue 2, 2005

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