COVID-19 and Food Security in Bangladesh

A Chance to Look Back at What Is Done and What Can Be Done

Keywords: COVID-19, Poverty, Food Security, Agriculture Extension Workers, Agricultural Marketplace, Food Relief, Bangladesh

Abstract

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis, and the long-term impact of the pan­demic is predicted to reach far beyond today. In a lower-middle-income country with upward economic growth, such as Bangladesh, it is essential first to understand the present situation in order to create a proper recovery plan. Bangladesh has made significant progress in poverty reduction over the last two decades. Its poverty rate dropped to 23.2% in 2016 from 48.9% in 2000 (Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics [BBS], 2018), which has also helped improve the country’s food security status. Bangladesh has made remarkable progress over the last few years (Roy, Dev, & Sheheli, 2019) in most of the four dimensions of food security: food availability, food access, food utilization, and food stability. . . .

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Author Biographies

Debashish Sarker Dev, University of Queensland

 Ph.D. Student, Centre for Communication and Social Change, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland; and Assistant Professor (Study Leave), Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Khondokar H. Kabir, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension Education

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Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Dev, D., & Kabir, K. (2020). COVID-19 and Food Security in Bangladesh: A Chance to Look Back at What Is Done and What Can Be Done. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(4), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.094.008
Section
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System