Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS) is a new institute at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) founded in 2013. IIFS has been working to promote food security through research, dissemination, education, community action and professional practice in Bangladesh. IIFS takes 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.