Food and nutrition security depends not only on food production and consumption but also on the policies that aect food systems, from farm to table. Since 1988, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has had a strong presence in Bangladesh—conducting research, providing
policy support, and strengthening stakeholders’ capacity. This on-the-ground presence has allowed IFPRI to generate evidence-based research results on critical issues inuencing food and nutrition security. Since October 2010, IFPRI has scaled up its support in Bangladesh with the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program for Food Security and Agricultural Development (PRSSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Building on IFPRI’s previous work in the country alongside government and development partners, the program lls the need for demand-driven food and agricultural policy research in response to Bangladesh’s country investment plan for agriculture, food security, and nutrition. It aims to generate information on critical issues, strengthen analytical capacity within the country, and stimulate policy dialogue. Its main objectives are to enhance the eciency of food production and marketing, accelerate income growth of the poor, and improve nutrition for vulnerable groups.