Empowering City Dwellers Through Education about Nutritious Food

Food is an important part and parcel of life. Without food, we cannot imagine a single day. With “food” we not only mean calories but the nutritious food that protects and builds health. As a part of raising awareness among city dwellers on the importance of nutritious food, NICE has decided to teach and preach nutritious food …

Voices from students: On the way to ensuring nutrition in Rangpur

Nutrition is a vital concept for all and from early on the importance of nutrition should be planted into the brains of each student. The NICE project, amongst other initiatives, digs into nutrition awareness among the education sector, engaging with 40 schools in Dinajpur and Rangpur districts. Let’s explore some of the testimonies involved students …

Empowering Women and Transforming Communities: The Upliftment of Bou Bazar Market in Dinajpur

Over two decades, Dinajpur’s Bou Bazar market stood as an inspiration of women’s empowerment and community development. With around 90% of its sellers being women, this local market is a testament to the progress made in women empowerment in Bangladesh, where women have risen to prominent entrepreneurs. The market, initially home to just a handful …

Changing Lives of Women with NICE: Empowering Women Through Nutrition, Health, and Entrepreneurship #InternationalWomen’sDay2024

Women have always been at the forefront of societal development, playing multifaceted roles as caregivers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Recognizing the pivotal role of women in fostering sustainable development, initiatives like the NICE project have emerged to empower and uplift women, particularly in areas concerning nutrition, health, and entrepreneurship. As we celebrate International Women’s Day in …

15’000 champions send signals to COP28

NICE partner engages with Local Conference of Youth in Bangladesh In many countries, young people are in the vanguard of climate action. Local Conferences of Youth are one recognized channel for their energy. The Syngenta Foundation co-convened a recent example in Bangladesh. The links between climate and healthy food are numerous. Local Conferences of Youth …

The wheels of healthy food gather momentum to city dwellers

Safe vegetables cart: How NICE helps Omar sell more nutritious vegetables Omar Faruk is a hard-working vegetable seller in Dinajpur. We really do not know what we eat, if I can provide safe and nutritious vegetables for my customers then I am really doing good work for the people of my community. Hence, I try …

From hesitation to financial success

Stepping into business lifts a family and helps feed the city Returning from urban jobs to one’s farming village, can be hard. The NICE project helps women entrepreneurs to take the step successfully. At the same time, it boosts healthy and nutritious food production. For millions of people, life during the COVID-19 pandemic was miserable. …

Grand Celebration Marks World Food Day 2023 in Dinajpur and Rangpur

Food is the basic need of human and indispensable part for living. Survival without food is next to impossible. Hence along with food knowledge on Nutrition and proper way of consumption is equally important. Safe and Nutritious food is right for all, where importance on scarcity of safe water is also inevitable. Hence retaining this …

A couple sells safe and nutritious foods for the students at Tajhat School, Rangpur

Transformation of a family from NICE city food system women and youth group Aminul Islam and Beauty Akter are married for decade but misfortune and poverty were always a part of their lives. Life became difficult as the time pass by while covid made it worse. Aminul had the business of laundry and a tiny …

National Nutrition Week 2023: A Week of Awareness and Collaboration for Better Nutrition

National Nutrition Week 2023, 7-13 June, aimed at raising awareness and improving nutritional standards in the community. Within NICE, the week saw a series of impactful events and sessions, bringing together various stakeholders in the fight against malnutrition. Day 1: Collaborative Inauguration The week commenced with an inaugural ceremony at Rangpur Sadar Hospital Hall Room. …