Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Wednesday said SAARC countries have hidden hunger, and to address it requires a collaborative approach.
A united approach is crucial in developing crop varieties, inventing new technologies and exchanging them among the countries which will create a win-win for all.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion meeting organised by the SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) on the occasion of 37th SAARC Charter Day at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) auditorium in the capital yesterday.
The seminar was held in order to form strategies to eradicate hidden hunger lying in SAARC countries.
At the event Razzak said for sustainable development of agriculture, the use of modern technology in agriculture is a must.
“All such technologies should be spread among farmers who should be trained. The SAARC Forum can play an important role in this regard,” he added.
“We have been able to ensure granular food to our people, but are way far from getting enough nutritious food. Many people have low income and cannot afford to buy nutritious food.”
The government is working to ensure nutrition for all including children who need to grow up with talent. SAARC countries have the opportunity to work together on this issue either, pointed out the minister.