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Right to food & nutrition; Pandemic Speeding the Crisis

Right to food & nutrition; Pandemic Speeding the Crisis

Opinion
SHAMEUL ISLAM SHOVON Despite an impressive trend of food production leading to almost 'self-sufficiency', Bangladesh still lacks sufficient food required for meeting the dietary energy for its people. But there are dark parts too. Bangladesh Rice Research Institute stated that one-fifth of the paddy is being wasted at the production stage. The total amount of this is around 6.7 million tons of rice. The country is still fighting the COVID-19 pandemic; where Poverty, unemployment, low level of income, the adverse impact of climate change particularly in the coastal areas, and non-functioning state institutions are jointly collaborating behind this sorry state of affairs. The fundamental importance of the right to adequate food and nutrition (RtFN) has been underscored by the world c...