Food diplomacy, active private sector keys to sourcing good' (The Financial Express) 

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The Financial Express (Bangladesh) features signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Food Policy Institute and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held in Dhaka on March 5. IFPRI Director General Dr Johan Swinnen and BIMSTEC Secretary General Tenzin Lekphell signed the MoU on behalf of their organizations.

Swinnen said IFPRI “is delighted to engage and work with the BIMSTEC as well as the member countries’ research institutions on capacity sharing initiatives along with outreach and policy communications through cross-country learning and idea exchange.”

Director South Asia, Dr. Shahidur Rashid said that despite all odds, the major grain and commodity-exporting countries are raising their shipments, indicating a normalcy in trade.

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Republished in Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha – as “Agri-food trade needed for food security, farmers livelihood in BIMSTEC countries.” 

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