Bangladesh in WFP Executive Board
04 February 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh has been elected as a member of the executive board of the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP).
Bangladesh permanent mission in the United Nations (UN), in a press release sent on Wednesday (February 03), stated that all member states of the UN voted Bangladesh unanimously to elect it as member of the executive board of WFP.
Earlier, voting was held at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday (February 02).
The press release also asserted that, ‘Through this achievement, the confidence of the world about the agricultural development in Bangladesh strengthened’.
‘The country has achieved great success in agriculture and food production in the last seven years with the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.’
‘As a result of the implementation of extensive agricultural development project since 2009, Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in food despite growth in population and decline in agricultural land’.
‘Bangladesh has started exporting rice. Export of agricultural products is increasing every year. Agro-based industries have been developed. Food grain production has reached approximately 4-million tones. People have ensured food security’.
‘Poverty in rural areas has drastically been reduced. In the past seven years, fisheries, poultry and milk production have increased. The nutritional intake of people has increased. Development in health and education has also a positive impact on the progress of agriculture and food.’
‘The average life expectancy has increased. Other socio-economic sectors have been developed. Bangladesh has become a role model of development in the world’.
The observers hope that this confidence of the world on Bangladesh will encourage its agriculture sector to progress more.