Food Safety Project

[Strengthening food safety TVET and higher education in Bangladesh]

Funded by: NUFFIC's OKP Program, the Netherlands

Lead Institute (Bangladesh): Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security, BAU

       Project Director (Bangladesh): Prof. Dr. Fariday Yeasmin Bari, Director IIFS, BAU

       Project Coordinator Bangladesh: Prof. Dr. Harunur Rashid, Dept. of Fisheries Management & Adjunct Faculty, IIFS, BAU

Partner Institutes (Bangladesh):

       (1) Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka (Focal Point: Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ariful Islam, Dept. of Agricultural Chemistry, SAU)

       (2) Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), Dhaka (Focal Point: Mr. Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Board Member, BFSA)

Lead Institute (Netherlands): Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Netherlands

       Project Director (Netherlands): ir. M (Marianne) van Dorp, Manager Business Development, WCDI, WUR

       Project Coordinator (Netherlands): M (Monika) Sopov, Senior Advisor Sustainable Food Systems, WCDI, WUR

Partner Institutes (Netherlands): 

       (1) Wageningen Food Safety Research, WUR, the Netherlands

       (2) Precon Food Management, the Netherlands

Key OBJECTIVES of the Project:

To meet labor market needs in food safety:

  1. MS program in Food Safety will be set up at two universities - Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) & Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU).
  2. Short courses on Food Safety will be developed to target Professionals and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) level audience with food safety topics that meet their needs.

Project OUTPUTS:

Output 1. Relevant, accessible and attractive MS and short courses food safety curricula and training material developed based on labor market needs.

Output 2. Competence of teachers to teach food safety in MS and short courses enhanced.

Output 3. Access to laboratory analyses and staff competencies of BAU and SAU to carry out analyses enhanced.

Output 4. Higher education and research opportunities created for people already dealing with food safety issues and employed at different universities, research institutes and government departments or other organization.

Output 5. Awareness and capacity enhanced to safeguard inclusiveness and diversity.

Output 6. Project well embedded institutionally in the Bangladeshi context.

Project NEWS:

  1. New Dutch Collaboration to Food Safety Capacity Development in Bangladesh (