Food Security In Bangladesh

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Constraints for achieving food security: • Over population: over population is one of the Major food security issues in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the most densely populated large country in the world. Demographic trends indicate that this number will grow to around 220 million by 2050. Bangladesh is currently experiencing rapid population growth and on the brink of severe food shortages in near future. • Poverty: among 40%people in rural Bangladesh live on less than $1.25 per day and 60 percent of that income is spent on food. Poor people can’t buy enough food although they spend major part of their income and they also have to live in unhygienic living condition. As a result they r more porn to disease which decreases their productivity and working capacity that leads to poor income and food insecurity. • Seasonal food scarcity: In our country, all kind of foods are not available throughout the year.70% of our fruits and vegetables are available in summer and that has a negative impact on food security. • Climate change: due to Global Worming Bangladesh is now facing heavy rainfall that alters the food production cycle. Natural calamities like Cyclone, drought, soil erosion, flood, tornado have negative impact on food security. • Environmental degradation: the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil, the destruction of ecosystem and the extinction of wildlife has adverse effect on food security. Our soil fertility is

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