‘Health protection will turn population into resources’
07 February 2016, Nirapad News: Health Minister Mohammad Nasim Sunday called for ensuring universal health protection to turn population into human resources. The minister made the pledge while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of three projects– Development Partnership between the Netherlands and Bangladesh, Food Security and Safety, Sexual and Reproductive Health. These projects, undertaken by the Netherlands embassy, will be implemented by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), CARE Bangladesh and Action Aid Bangladesh.
Ambassador of the Netherlands in Bangladesh in Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere said, “With the project, we want to contribute to the development of efficient and inclusive value chain which means to enable farmers to access to quality seeds and other inputs to enable agri-entrepreneurs improve food safety.” Action Aid country director Harah Kabir said, “Together with farmers the projects will promote the rights of women farmers and women agri-entrepreneurs.” FAO representative Mike Robson, Country Director of Care Jamie Terzi also spoke, among others.
CARE Bangladesh, with Krishi Utsho, under the project will work to improve food and nutrition security of informal input shop owners and small farmers in three years, according to a news agency.