Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS) is a new institute at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) founded in 2013. This institute has been approved by BAU academic council and BAU syndicate in 2012. IIFS has been working to promote food security through research, dissemination, education, community action and professional practice in Bangladesh. We take an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to agricultural practices, agricultural policies, climate change impacts, environmental sustainability, gender, health and socio-cultural aspects of food security. The Institute has mandates to shares information and facilitates dialogue among civil society organizations, universities and governments. IIFS will host national and international conferences and are engaged with food security initiatives at local and regional levels. Recently, IIFS has just implementing a NUFFIC (the Netherlands) supported capacity development project in partnership with Wageningen University of the Netherlands entitled ‘Integrated management of crop-fish-water resources to enhance agricultural production systems towards sustainable food security in Bangladesh’. Currently, IIFS is Master Degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security [one REGULAR, one PROFESSIONAL (Weekend-taught)].