Food System Fact Sheet: Bangladesh

FOOD SYSTEM FACT SHEET: BANGLADESH

by A4NH | January 4, 2021

Bangladesh’s food system is complex, encompassing all the people and processes from the farm all the way through processing, transport, sales, and consumption. For those studying food systems, particularly as they pertain to healthy diets and nutrition, grasping an overview can be a significant challenge.

To address this challenge, a team of researchers from A4NH’s Food Systems for Healthier Diets research flagship has released a series of fact sheets to provide a detailed, at-a-glance look at the food systems in Bangladesh, as well as Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Vietnam, the flagship’s focus countries.

View the fact sheet on food systems in Bangladesh.

The fact sheets reflect the status and trends of different food systems components relevant to healthy diets and nutrition, ranging from food safety to the food environment, agricultural yield to gender gap details. The indicators follow the guidelines and use the recommended information sources of the program’s Compendium of Indicators for Food System Assessment. Additional information was included where relevant, along with brief sketches of food system-relevant characteristics for each of the countries.

The fact sheets were created by Els Lecoutere, Laura Trijsburg, Raffaele Vignola, and Daniel Mekonnen from Wageningen University & Research.

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