Food Security in Rural Bangladesh:
A Comparative Study of Scientific and Grassroots Perceptions

Diving into the heart of rural Bangladesh, this article delves into the complex interplay between scientific and local definitions of food security. Through qualitative research with smallholder farmers, it uncovers a stark contrast: while scientific discourse emphasizes broader measures, such as access to nutritious food, locals define food security simply as having enough rice for the year. This disconnect underscores the vital need for policymakers and practitioners to grasp local perspectives to effectively address food insecurity.

Authors: Shatil, Tanvir; Islam, Rezaul M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2024