IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) and RCE Greater Dhaka recently organized a National Seminar on Food Security and Ecosystem Management in Covid-19.
Zuena Aziz, Principal Coordinator (SDGs) of Prime Minister's Office, participated in the seminar as Chief Guest. Prof Dr Abdur Rab, Vice-Chancellor of IUBAT presided over the virtual program, according to a press relase.
Dr Kristofer Johnson, Team Leader of NRM, Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) as Special Guest and Dr Abdhesh Kumar Gangwar, Convener, Asia-Pacific RCEs Coordinating committee as Guest of Honor.
The seminar was welcomed by Prof Selina Nargis, IUBAT Treasurer and Chairperson of RCE Greater Dhaka, Keynote Speech delivered by Prof Dr M Ataur Rahman, Coordinator, RCE Greater Dhaka & Director, IISS.
Prof Dr Hamida Akter Begum, pro-vice chancellor of IUBAT, Md Monirul Islam, joint secretary (SDGs), Prime Minister's Office, Md Ziaul Haque, Director, Department of Environment (DoE) and many others delivered their speech on this E-Seminar.
Guests discussed in detail the management of food security during the Pandemic during the seminar. Guests also discussed awareness about food and nutrition security in post Covid-19 situation.
They said, "In order to sustain this success in agriculture, action plans need to be taken to meet the food and nutrition needs of the growing population, including implementing the challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."
"Sustainable agriculture needs to be planned and implemented in such a way that it is resource-efficient, socially conducive, commercially competitive, and environmentally friendly," they further said.