National Conference on Food and Nutrition 2019 was held in Dhaka on December 4, 2019. “Right to Food Bangladesh” organised the event presided over by Chairman of Right to Food Bangladesh and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.
Right to Food in Bangladesh is a network on ‘Right to food and nutrition security’ comprising of civil society, NGOs, networks, social movements, peasants’ organization, women organizations, youth, indigenous people and their organizations, small holders, trade unionists, academia and researchers. CARE Bangladesh is co-organizer and a member of Right to Food in Bangladesh. Prabodh Devkota, Assistant Country Director- Program spoke on behalf of CARE Bangladesh in the event.
Prabodh Devkota stressed on the importance of a framework law on right to food to advance both the government and non-government initiatives for reducing poverty and hunger by 2030. Eventually this will shape the institutionalization process of social safety net program of the government of Bangladesh.