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Featured Publication:
    Bangladesh Food Security Monitoring Bulletin
  •                published 4 times a year by the World Food Programme (WFP) Bangladesh Country Office.
  •            focuses on developments affecting food security in Bangladesh.

Also of interest: The WFP’s Bangladesh country-website

Other new publications related to food security in Bangladesh:
  • Abu Bakar, M.; Islam, S.; and A. M. Abdullah (2011) Studies of minerals in vegetables available at
    Chittagong City in Bangladesh; Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry,
    Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 2365-2370.
  • Ahamad, Mazbahul Golam (2010) Household food vulnerability dynamics in monga prone areas of
    Bangladesh: A bivariate probit analysis; Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 1. p. A9 (Research
    Announcement).
  • Ahmad, Masood (2013). Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Bangladesh Modern Food
    Storage Facilities Project - P120583 | Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Project Information
    Document, PIDA927 (April 02).
  • Ahmed, Akhter U.; Paul Dorosh; Quazi Shahabuddin; and Ruhul Amin Talukder (2010) Income growth,
    safety nets, and public food distribution | Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security
    Investment Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Ahmed, Nesar and S. T. Garnett (2011) Integrated rice-fish farming in Bangladesh: meeting the
    challenges of food security | Food Security, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 81-92.
  • Ahmed, Nesar; Kerstin K. Zander; and Stephen T. Garnett (2011) Socioeconomic aspects of rice-fish
    farming in Bangladesh: opportunities, challenges and production efficiency; Australian Journal of
    Agricultural and Resource Economics (The), Vol. 55, No. 2 (April), pp. 199-219.
  • Ahsan, D. A. and T. A. del Valls (2011) Impact of arsenic contaminated irrigation water in food chain:
    An overview from Bangladesh; International Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 627-
    638.
  • Ahsan, Dewan Ali (2011) Farmers' motivations, risk perceptions and risk management strategies in a
    developing economy: Bangladesh experience; Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 14, No. 3 (March), pp.
    325-349.
  • Akhtar, Saeed; Tariq Ismail; Sunethra Atukorala; N. Arlappa (2013). Micronutrient deficiencies in
    South Asia-current status and strategies | Trends in Food Science & Technology, Vol. 31, No. 1
    (May), pp. 55-62.
  • Alam, Mohammad Jahangir; Jeroen Buysse; Ismat Ara Begum; Eric J. Wailes; and Guido van
    Huylenbroeck (2011) The welfare impact of policy interventions in the foodgrain markets in
    Bangladesh; Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 215-225.
  • Al-Rmalli, S. W.; R. O. Jenkins; and P. I. Haris (2012) Dietary intake of cadmium from Bangladeshi
    foods; Journal of Food Science, Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. T26-T33.
  • Asaduzzaman, M.; Claudia Ringler; James Thurlow; and Safiqul Alam ((2010) | Investing in Crop
    Agriculture in Bangladesh for Higher Growth and Productivity and Adaptation to Climate Change\ |
    Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2012) Emergency Assistance for Food Security Project; Manila,
    The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Completion Report, Project No. 42166-013 (July).
  • Bala, B. and M. Hossain (2010) Food security and ecological footprint of coastal zone of Bangladesh
    | Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 4 (August), pp. 531-545.
  • Bala, B. and M. Hossain (2010) Modeling of food security and ecological footprint of coastal zone of
    Bangladesh | Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 4 (August), pp. 511-529.
  • Belton, Ben; Mohammad Mahfujul Haque; David C. Little; and Le Xuan Sinh (2011) Certifying catfish
    in Vietnam and Bangladesh: Who will make the grade and will it matter?; Food Policy, Vol. 36, No. 2,
    pp. 289-299.
  • Biswas, K. R. and M. Rahmatullah (2011) A survey of non-conventional plants consumed during times
    of food scarcity in three adjoining villages of Narail and Jessore districts, Bangladesh; American-
    Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-5.
  • Bouis, H. E.; Eozenou, P.; Rahman, A. (2011) Food prices, household income, and resource
    allocation: Socioeconomic perspectives on their effects on dietary quality and nutritional status; Food
    and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 1 SUPPL., pp. S14-S23.
  • Campbell, A. A.; Akhter, N.; Sun, K.; De Pee, S.; Kraemer, K.; Moench-Pfanner, R.; Rah, J. H.;
    Badham, J.; Bloem, M. W.; Semba, R. D. (2011) Relationship of homestead food production with
    night blindness among children below 5 years of age in Bangladesh; Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 14,
    No. 9, pp. 1627-1631.
  • Davis Ohlhorst, Sarah; Slavin, Margaret; Bhide, Jennifer M.; Bugusu, Betty (2012) Use of Iodized Salt
    in Processed Foods in Select Countries Around the World and the Role of Food Processors;
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, Vol. 11, No. 2 (March), pp. 233-284.
  • Deb, Uttam (2010) Global Financial Crisis and Food Security in Bangladesh | Paper presented at the
    Regional Workshop on Food and Financial Crisis in Asia, organised by FAO Regional Office for Asia
    and the Pacific, on 23-24 February 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Deb, Uttam; Nafisa Khaled; Subir Kanti Bairagi; Muhammad Al Amin; Mazbahul Golam Ahamad; and
    Kaniz Tasnima (2010) Achieving boro rice production targets in FY 2009-10 : challenges and actions
    required | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), CPD Occasional Paper Series,
    No. 87.
  • E-Jahan, Khondker Murshed; Mahfuzuddin Ahmed; and Ben Belton (2010) The impacts of
    aquaculture development on food security: lessons from Bangladesh | Aquaculture Research, Vol. 41,
    No. 4 (March), pp. 481-495.
  • Feenstra, S. G.; Nahar, Q.; Pahan, D.; Oskam, L.; Richardus, J. H. (2011) Recent food shortage is
    associated with leprosy disease in Bangladesh: A case-control study; PLoS Neglected Tropical
    Diseases, Vol. 5, No. 5.
  • Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU), Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, GoB (2011)
    Bangladesh Country Investment Plan: A road map towards investment in agriculture, food security and
    nutrition; Dhaka, Bangladesh: Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU), Ministry of Food and
    Disaster Management, GoB (June).
  • Ghosh, Shyamal C.; A. N. M. Mahfuzur Rahman; and Wameq A Raza (2011) Agricultural Practice and
    its Relation to Poverty and Food Security in Selected River Basins in Bangladesh: A Situation
    Analysis | Dhaka, Bangladesh: BRAC, Research and Evaluation Department (RED), Working Paper,
    No. 24 (August).
  • Hossain, Shaikh Tanveer (2013). Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security of Bangladesh – Issues
    and Recommendations | In: J. Ram Pillarisetti, Roger Lawrey and Azman Ahmad (eds.) Multifunctional
    Agriculture, Ecology and Food: International Perspectives (New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.),
    pp. 257-268 (Chapter 18).
  • Hossain, Shaikh Tanveer; and S. Akter (2011) Organic sack garden ensuring nutrition and improve
    the food security on small scale households; Proceedings of the 17th IFOAM Organic World
    Congress, held in Namyangju City, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea (September 26-October 5).
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (2011) Opportunities and Options to End Hunger
    in Bangladesh; Washingtion, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Press
    Release (October 4th). Available at: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/pressrel20111004.pdf
  • Islam, M. T.; Das, P. R.; Salehin Bin Mahmud, A. F. M.; Hasan, M. E.; Jahan, F. I.; Seraj, S.; Islam, F.;
    Khatun, Z.; Chowdhury, A. R.; Rahman, M. A.; Rahmatullah, M. (2011) A survey of non-conventional
    plant items consumed during food scarcity in two randomly selected villages of Kurigram district,
    Bangladesh; American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 233-239.
  • Joshi, A.; Azab, M.; Mosaad, M.; Moselhy, M.; Osmanzai, M.; Gelalcha, S.; Bedada, G.; Bhatta, M.;
    Hakim, A.; Malaker, P.; Haque, M.; Tiwari, T.; Majid, A.; Jalal Kamali, M.; Bishaw, Z.; Singh, R.;
    Payne, T.; Braun, H. (2011) Delivering rust resistant wheat to farmers: a step towards increased food
    security | Euphytica, Vol. 179, No. 1 (May),pp. 187-196.
  • Karim, Zahurul; Khan Shahidul Huque; Md. Golam Hussain; Zulfiqar Ali; and Mosharraf Hossain
    (2010) Growth and development potential of livestock and fisheries in Bangladesh | Paper presented
    at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Khan, A.; Kabir, I.; Ekström, E.-C.; Sling-Monemi, K.; Alam, D.; Frongillo, E. A.; Yunus, Md.; Arifeen,
    S.; Persson, L. -K. (2011) Effects of prenatal food and micronutrient supplementation on child growth
    from birth to 54 months of age: A randomized trial in Bangladesh; Nutrition Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1,
    Article No. 134.
  • Mahmud, M. S.; Bari, M. L.; Hossain, M. A. (2011) Prevalence of Salmonella serovars and
    antimicrobial resistance profiles in poultry of Savar area, Bangladesh; Foodborne Pathogens and
    Disease, Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 1111-1118.
  • Mallick, Debdulal and Mohammad Rafi (2010) Are Female-Headed Households More Food
    Insecure? Evidence from Bangladesh | World Development, Vol. 38, No. 4 (April), pp. 593-605.
  • Mascie-Taylor, G. C. N.; M. K. Marks; and R. Goto (2010) A Short-term Cash-for-Work Programme
    Improved Nutritional Status, Food Expenditure and Consumption of CLP Dwellers the Monga
    (Hungry) Season 2007 | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), Brief (June 22).
  • Mayer, Anne-Marie et al. (2010) A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in
    Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing | In: Brian Thompson and
    Leslie Amoroso (eds.) Combating micronutrient deficiencies : food-based approaches (Rome, Italy:
    Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations ; Oxfordshire, UK : CAB International).
  • McIntyre, L.; Rondeau, K.; Kirkpatrick, S.; Hatfield, J.; Islam, K. S.; Huda, S. N. (2011) Food
    provisioning experiences of ultra poor female heads of household living in Bangladesh; Social
    Science and Medicine, Vol. 72, No. 6, pp. 969-976.
  • Mellor, John W. (2010) Increasing food security through strategies and investments to increase
    incomes of small commercial farmers | Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment
    Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Minton, Bart; A. Z. M. Shafiqul Alam; Uttam K. Deb; Akhtaruz Zaman K. Kabir; David Laborde;
    Mohammed Hassanullah; and K. A. S. Murshid (2010) Agricultural marketing, price stabilization, value
    chains, and global/regional trade | Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment
    Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Minton, Bart; K. A. S. Murshid; and Thomas Reardon (2011) The quiet revolution in agrifood value
    chains in Asia: The case of increasing quality in rice markets in Bangladesh; Washington, DC, USA:
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), IFPRI Discussion Paper 01141 (December).
    Available at: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp01141.pdf.
  • Minten, Bart; K. A. S. Murshid; Thomas Reardon (2013). Food Quality Changes and Implications:
    Evidence from the Rice Value Chain of Bangladesh | World Development, Vol. 42, No. 2 (February),
    pp. 100-113.
  • Murshid, K. A. S. (forthcoming) | Study on Determination of Food Availability and Consumption
    Patterns and Lifting Up of Nutritional Standards in Bangladesh | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh
    Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), forthcoming.
  • Murshid, K.A.S.; Md. Nazrul Islam Khan; Quazi Shahabuddin; Mohammad Yunus; Salma Akhter; and
    Omar Haider Chowdhury (2008) Determination of Food Availability and Consumption Patterns and
    Setting up of Nutritional Standard in Bangladesh; Rome, Italy: World Food Programme (WFP) et al.
    (January); available at: http://www.wfp.org/sites/default/files/Determination%20of%20Food%
    20Availability.pdf.
  • Murshid, K. A. S.; Zulfiqar Ali; Nazneen Ahmed; and Md. Yunus (forthcoming) | Food Fortification:
    Combating Intergenerational Malnutrition among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh | Dhaka,
    Bangladesh: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), forthcoming.
  • Paul, A. K.; Chakma, P.; Nahar, N.; Akber, M.; Ferdausi, D.; Ahsan, S.; Nasrin, D.; Jamal, F.; Ahmed,
    R.; Rahmatullah, M. (2011) A survey of non-conventional plant items consumed during times of food
    scarcity by the Chakma people of Hatimara village of Rangamati district, Bangladesh; American-
    Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 87-91.
  • Quisumbing, Agnes R. (2013). Generating evidence on individuals' experience of food insecurity and
    vulnerability | Global Food Security, Vol. 2, No. 1 (March), pp. 50-55.
  • Rah, J. H.; De Pee, S.; Halati, S.; Parveen, M.; Mehjabeen, S. S.; Steiger, G.; Bloem, M. W.; Kraemer,
    K. (2011) Provision of micronutrient powder in response to the cyclone sidr emergency in
    Bangladesh: Crosssectional assessment at the end of the intervention; Food and Nutrition Bulletin,
    Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 277-285.
  • Rahman, M. H.; Lund, T.; Bryceson, I. (2011) Salinity effects on food habits in three coastal, rural
    villages in Bangladesh; Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 230-242.
  • Rahman, Obaidur and Md. Rafiqul Islam (2011) Association between fasting of ramadan and risk
    factors of diabetes: A study from Rajshahi city in Bangladesh; Advance Journal of Food Science and
    Technology, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 360-365.
  • Rahman, Sanzidur (2010) Six decades of agricultural land use change in Bangladesh: Effects on crop
    diversity, productivity, food availability and the environment, 1948-2006 | Singapore Journal of
    Tropical Geography, Vol. 31, No. 2 (July), pp. 254-269.
  • Rahmatullah, M.; Jahan, F. I.; Seraj, S.; Khatun, Z.; Islam, F.; Sattar, M. M.; Khan, T.; Ishika, T.;
    Rahman, M.; Jahan, R. (2011) Correlation between non-conventional plants consumed during food
    scarcity and their folk medicinal usages: A case study in two villages of Kurigram district, Bangladesh;
    American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 240-246.
  • Rasheed, S.; Haider, R.; Hassan, N.; Pachan, H.; Islam, S.; Jalal, C. S. B.; Sanghvi, T. G. (2011) Why
    does nutrition deteriorate rapidly among children under 2 years of age? Using qualitative methods to
    understand community perspectives on complementary feeding practices in Bangladesh; Food and
    Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 192-200.
  • Robles, Miguel (2010) Welfare Impact of Changing Food Prices: The Case of Bangladesh, Pakistan,
    andVietnam | Washington, DC, United States: International Food Policy Research Institute, Study
    prepared for the project ADB RETA 13th, Policies for Ensuring Food Security in South and Southeast
    Asia (November, mimeo).
  • SAARC Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC) (forthcoming) | Attaining Food and Nutrition
    Security in South Asia | Islamabad, Pakistan: SAARC Human Resource Development Centre,
    forthcoming.
  • Saha, K. K.; F. Tofail; E. A. Frongillo; K. M. Rasmussen; S. E. Arifeen; L. A. Persson; S. N. Huda; and
    J. D. Hamadani (2010) Household food security is associated with early childhood language
    development: results from a longitudinal study in rural Bangladesh | Child: Care, Health and
    Development, Vol. 36, No. 3 (May), pp. 309-316.
  • Sen, Binayak; Purnima Menon; Akhter U. Ahmed; and Fatema Parveen Chowdhury (2010) Food
    utilization and nutrition security | Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum,
    Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • Shajib, Md. Tariqul Islam; Mahbuba Kawser; Md. Nuruddin Miah; Parveen Begum; Lalita
    Bhattacharjee; A. Hossain; Inge S. Fomsgaard; Sheikh Nazrul Islam (2013). Nutritional composition of
    minor indigenous fruits: Cheapest nutritional source for the rural people of Bangladesh | Food
    Chemistry, Vol. 140, No. 3 (October), pp. 466-470.
  • Thompson, Brian and Leslie Amoroso (eds.) (2010) Combating micronutrient deficiencies : food-
    based approaches | Rome, Italy: Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations; and
    Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International (November).
  • Timmer, C. Peter (2010) Food security in Asia: The role of larger rice reserves to build confidence in
    trade | Paper presented at the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum, Dhaka (May 26-27).
  • United States Agency for International Development, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and
    Humanitarian Assistance (2010) Office of Food for Peace, Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Results Report,
    Save the Children /Bangladesh | Washington, DC, USA: USAID, Award No.: FFP-A-00-04-00080-00
    (July) (date on coverpage: 11/02/2009).
  • Wadud, Md. Abdul (2013). Impact of Microcredit on Agricultural Farm Performance and Food
    Security in Bangladesh | Dhaka, Bangladesh: Institute of Microfinance (InM), Working Paper No. 14
    (February).
  • World Bank (2010) Food Price Increases in South Asia: National Responses and Regional
    Dimensions | Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Report No. 56086, Other Agricultural Study,
    Agriculture and Rural Development Unit (June); available at: http://go.worldbank.org/Y474NPRMH0.
  • Yu, Winston; Mozaharul Alam; Ahmadul Hassan; Abu Saleh Khan; Cynthia Rosenzweig; Alex Ruane;
    David Major; and James Thurlow (2010) Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh |
    London, UK and Sterling, VA, USA: Earthscan Publications.
Recognizing October 16, 2013 as
World Food Day
the BDRC provides a list of new publications
related to food security in Bangladesh