AmCham – FAO cooperation for Agriculture Sector Transformation (ATP) in Bangladesh
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), the specialized agency of the UN that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security in Bangladesh. Concurrently AmCham has recently published a research report which outlined detailed and specific recommendations for development of the agriculture value added processing sector – including the related enablers. FAO’s recent initiative on the Agriculture Sector Transformation (ATP) in Bangladesh, supported and led by the Ministry of Agriculture. For a successful transformation, the involvement of the private sector is essential. The FAO Bangladesh in collaboration with AmCham initiated a discussion that took place in the AmCham office on 3rd March 2022 at 10am with the private sector representatives on the opportunities for development and challenges that the sector faces. AmCham President, Syed Ershad Ahmed, Vice President Syed Mohammad Kamal, Executive Committee member Mr. N. Rajashekaran, FAO, Senior Technical Advisor Mr. Saso Martinov, Policy Exchange of Bangladesh, Chairman Dr. M. Masrur Reaz along with representatives from Agro-processing private sectors’ took part in the discussion to learn more about AmCham Research recommendations and FAO activities and explore the possibility of cooperation in the days ahead through joint initiatives to foster sustainable development goals of Bangladesh.