Scoping mission started with FAO experts from HQ and Regional Office

Agrilife24.cim: 04 December 2023, Dhaka – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) kick started the scoping mission to identify the areas of Technical Assistance and Implementation Support for the Program on Agricultural and Rural Transformation for Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, and Resilience in Bangladesh (PARTNER). Nafis Khan, Senior Programme Officer, Global Programme Coordinator, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division (PST), Kenya Konno, Programme Officer, PST, Nikola Trendov, Digital Agriculture and Innovation Specialist, OIN, Bruno Telemans, Crop Production Specialist, Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP), Xi Cao South-South and Triangular Cooperation consultant and Zhou Bo, Agriculture Officer from Headquarter and Regional Office will be participating in meetings and discussions in coming days.

In response to the request from Department of Agricultural (DAE) FAO experts will meet with the implementing agencies of PARTNER at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) between 3-10 December to discuss various topics to support on smooth implementation of the project.

PARTNER is a five-years program to continue until June 2028 that aims to promote diversification, food safety, entrepreneurship, and climate resilience in the agri-food systems of Bangladesh. It is led by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Department of Agricultural Extension and designed to be implemented by seven agencies and eight other strategic partners.