The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management with technical support from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO). Financial support has been extended by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), and the European Commission (EC).
On May 26-27, 2010, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food and Disaster Management will convene the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010, which will be inaugurated by Bangladesh’s Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The Forum is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, along with other national and international partners. The goal of the Forum is to discuss and coordinate investment plans, priorities, and strategies to advance agricultural development and achieve food and nutrition security in Bangladesh.