Right to Food in Bangladesh emerged as canopy network on ‘Right to food and nutrition security’ comprising of civil society, NGOs, networks, social movements, peasants’ organization, women organizations, youth, indigenous people and their organizations, small holders, trade unionists, academia and researchers. RtF BD is conducting ‘Right to Food Campaign’ and undertaking multifaceted activities at national and local level to accelerate the ‘Legal Framework on Right to Food’ and other relevant issues by engaging different entities with its perspectives and strategies. Besides, RtF BD is addressing issues on social security program, safe food, sustainable agriculture, water, bio-fuel, food habit and food crisis under its campaign. At present, a 56 members National Committee chaired by eminent economist Dr. Qazi Khaliquzzzaman Ahmad is leading the network along active engagement of 58 full-fledged District and Convening Committees at field level. Almost 1000 local, national and international NGOs/networks and significant number of civil society members, are engaged with RtF BD to carry forward it’s spirit to establish Right to Food in Bangladesh.
A Hunger and Poverty Free Just Society
Ensured Right to Food and Nutritional security for citizens and especially for the poor, marginalized, women and children and it will decline the underlying causes of hunger and poverty
- To strengthen Right to Food Bangladesh network at local and national level and deepening south asia region and international process for participation, non-discrimination and empowerment of citizens for solidarity and communicative action.
- To develop and formulate a legal framework and regulatory provisions as right to food law and related national policies for ensuring right to adequate food and nutritional security for all.
- To monitor the social protection program based on NSSS, Seventh Five year plan and SDGs for improved implementation towards achieving the Right to Food.
- To safeguard and ensure the sovereign rights of small holder agriculture, local food producers and communities to the biodiversity, right to work and employment, access to safe and renewable seed and market for sustainable agriculture.
- To monitor and measure the adequacy in a rights-based perspective of land ownership and tenure rights, food safety, food wastage, water rights and consumer protection agencies’ legal, regulatory and institutional structures and the mandates of relevant institutions.