Associate Director

Dr. Rakhi Chacrabati, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS), has joined as Associate Director of BAU Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS) on 08 October 2020. Email:

Former Associate Directors & Project Coordinators

Dr Harunur Rashid (Associate Director), Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology & Climate Change Impacts in the BAU Department of Fisheries Management, has served as Associate Director of the IIFS from 08 October 2018 to 07 October 2020.

Dr Md Amirul Islam (Project Coordinator), Professor of the Department of Agricultural StatisticsBangladesh Agricultural University is the the current Coordinator of ICF’s NICHE-BGD-156 Project under Interdisciplinary Centre for Food Security, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

Duration of Coordinatorship: August 2017 – January 2018

Prof. Dr. Emdadul Haque Chowdhury (Project Coordinator), Department of Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University.

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Duration of Coordinatorship: August 2015 – August 2017

Dr Harunur Rashid (Project Coordinator), Professor of the Department of Fisheries Management , Bangladesh Agricultural University has led development of the Netherlands NUFFIC funded project entitled ‘Integrated Management of Crop-Fish-Water Resources towards Food Security (NICHE-BGD-156)’. Establishment of IIFS (formerly Interdisciplinary Centre for Food Security, ICF) was the main output of this project and Prof Rashid has been the coordinator of this project & the institute since its inception. In addition, Prof. Rashid providing important oversight in developing two interdisciplinary MS programs. Website:]

Duration of Coordinatorship: February 2013 – August 2015