Bangladesh, WFP introduce subsidized fortified rice to curb malnutrition among low-income citizens

BANGLADESH – The government of Bangladesh in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme has rolled out an initiative to provide subsidized fortified rice to low-income earning citizen through its Open Market Sale (OMS) program. Nutrition International (NI) and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) are supporting the advocacy for fortified rice in the program. The OMS is a public food distribution program, which sells rice at subsidized prices around the year, when and where necessary for stabilizing the market price and to support the low-income population. The initiative…

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