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Title:
ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY BY INCREASING CALORIE INTAKE: LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF NUTRITION

Authors:
Shaela Tasmina Mahbub

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Shaela Tasmina Mahbub
Assistant Professor in Economics, National University, Bangladesh

MLA 8
Mahbub, Shaela Tasmina. "ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY BY INCREASING CALORIE INTAKE: LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF NUTRITION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2020, pp. 505-519, ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=35. Accessed Feb. 2020.
APA
Mahbub, S. (2020, February). ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY BY INCREASING CALORIE INTAKE: LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF NUTRITION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 5(2), 505-519. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=35
Chicago
Mahbub, Shaela Tasmina. "ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY BY INCREASING CALORIE INTAKE: LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF NUTRITION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 5, no. 2 (February 2020), 505-519. Accessed February, 2020. ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=35.

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Abstract:
The features of achievement of food security of Bangladesh are analyzed in this paper using the data set of Household Income Expenditure Survey (HIES). This is a national data and the data set included daily data on food consumption for consecutive 15 days for 12,240 households. Bangladesh is successful in receiving calorie more than upper poverty line calorie level (2122 Kcal) for the last 20 years (1995 to 2010). Despite this achievement undernutrition in Bangladesh is among the highest in the world and remains as a serious public problem. Consumption pattern of the country is not appropriate for nutritional adequacy rather it creates undernutrition. Consumption pattern is biased towards carbohydrate and inadequate intake of other nutrients i.e. protein, fat and vitamin in the country. Food security can be achieved if the people have nutritious food in which Bangladesh is lacking. Therefore, achieving food security by increasing calorie is not enough it requires adequate calorie from all nutrients.