As urbanization rates across the globe are rising, cities are gaining an increasingly important role in the global malnutrition crisis. Secondary cities in particular offer a recognized entry point for food system transformation.
Dinajpur is located ca. 400 km North-West of Dhaka and has a population of about 300,000 inhabitants (2021) living on 24.5 km2. The Municipality of Dinajpur partners with the NICE consortium for this project. At least 45,000 of the city dwellers live in one of the city’s 69 slums.
Rangpur is located in the North-Western part of Bangladesh and has a population of nearly 800,000 inhabitants (2021) living on 205.8 km2. The Rangpur City Corporation partners with the NICE consortium for this project. At least 100,000 of the city dwellers live in one of the city’s 57 slums.