February 9, 2021
On February 3, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Dhaka on The Project for Strengthening the Inspection, Regulatory and Coordinating Function of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA), a technical cooperation project.
This project is the first Japanese technical assistance to Bangladesh in the sector of food safety. In Bangladesh, there is a growing concern about the impact of food contamination on health. The challenge is to establish a system to ensure the safety of agricultural and food products at each stage of the supply chain, and to establish a monitoring system to accurately grasp the impact of health risk. In addition, the need for improving the safety of food, based on scientific knowledge, is increasing as the economy grows at an annual rate of around 7%.
The project aims at enhancing food safety control systems through strengthening management systems in the areas of implementing and reporting food safety inspections, establishing a food safety monitoring and supervision system, strengthening the coordination system of food inspection laboratories, and supporting improved consumer awareness of food safety. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goals 2 and 3.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||People's Republic of Bangladesh|
|Project title||The Project for Strengthening the Inspection, Regulatory and Coordinating Function of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA)|
|Planned implementation period||60 months|
|Executing agency||Bangladesh Food Safety Authority|
|Target region||All of areas of Bangladesh|
|Specific project details (provisional)||To enhance the food safety control system in Bangladesh through strengthening of the BFSA capacity.|