Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural, with 54 percent of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. In 1950, 30 per cent of the world’s population was urban, and by 2050, 66 per cent of the world’s population is projected to be urban. Africa and Asia are urbanizing faster than the other regions and are projected to become 56 and 64 percent urban, respectively, by 2050. Half of mankind lives in urban centers. In addition to the provision of basic services (e.g. adequate housing, water and sanitation systems, the provision of health infrastructure and schools), rapid urbanization has brought about severe challenges to food and nutrition security: where and how to obtain the necessary quantity and quality of safe, culturally accepted food to live a healthy and happy life?—as stated in a definition on Food and Nutrition Security (CFS 2012). Changes in food systems around the world and, increasingly, more global markets have resulted in the potential for greater availability of food as well as greater diversity of food choices. On the other hand, the acceleration of urbanization with an influx of people, well beyond the capacity of cities to absorb them, brings the challenge of a global change in household food security and the nutritional status of individuals in urban areas, in particular for low income households. The SDGs (Sustainable Development goals) 2030 open Bangladesh to a challenge for achieving food and nutrition security with sustainable environment measures to improve a standard by ensuring sustainable food security and good nutrition set up in urban planning, Bangladesh will face same food insecurity for unplanned urban with densely populated area. So, to mitigate the food and nutrition shortage and increase the production of nutritious food with limited land Community gardening, Herbal gardening in green city area, Urban Roof top gardening that will ensure Organic production of fruits and vegetables with involvement of community people through voluntary activity
Assistant professor, noakhali science and technology university
NOAKHALI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, SONAPUR-3814, NOAKHALI, BANGLADESH , Noakhali - Permanent contract
From March 2016 to Today
Studying MSc in Global Food Security and Development with renowned Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Selected for The International Course in Nutrition Research Methods St.John’s Research Institute, St.John’s National Academy of Health sciences, Bangalore (India) 2017
Got prestigious NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Program) scholarship for attending Food Security in an Urbanizing society held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 5-16 September 2016,Centre for Development Innovation(CDI), Wageningen University and Reseach.
1st class result scholarship awarded for M.S. and B.Sc. from Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka.
MSc in Global Food Security and Development
2017 à 2018
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship on MSc in Global Food Security and Development, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (United Kingdom) 2017-18.
- A prospective graduate and faculty with strong communication and organisational skills gained in Global Food Security
- food science and Development
- now looking for international research exposure.