Recent Events


Peoples are happy through spraying disinfectant in market for the prevention of COVID-19 physical transmission

Panicked people are rarely leaving their homes due to the invisible corona virus. People do not want to leave their homes unless emergency needs or their livelihood options. The grocery and related food item shops, Live Bird Market, medicine shops are open as these are the daily needs for people livelihood and survival. People are coming to the market for buying their daily requirements. In markets, on the streets, in fish, meat, vegetables, shops and rickshaws, no one knows where the invisible corona virus is. So people are afraid to leave the house.

In order to improve this panic among the people, the Beezbistar Foundation (BBF) (Read More)


Digitalization of registration and licensing procedures in DLS through software development

Workshop on “Inauguration on Digitalization of registration and licensing procedures in DLS through software development” was jointly be organized by Department of Livestock services (DLS) and BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) on 13th November 2019 at 11:00 am in DLS Conference Room. 2nd Floor, Khamarbari, Farmgate, Dhaka. Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, MP, Hon'ble State Minister, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock was present as Chief Guest and Dr. Hiresh Ranjan Bhowmik Director General, Department of Livestock Services (DLS) chaired the occasion.

There were 77 participants in the workshop from Animal Health Companies Associat (Read More)


Celebration of World Food Day 2019 

Deluar Upazila administration and BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) jointly celebrated the World Food Day on 16th October 2019. The theme of the day in this year is “আমাদের কর্মই আমাদের ভবিষ্যৎ, পুষ্টিকর খাদ্যেই হবে আকাংখিত ক্ষুধামুক্ত পৃথিবী”. Rally and discussion was held on the occasion of the day in Upazilla Administration auditorium where Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Delduar was Chair and about 180 participants joined including local government officials from administration, livestock, agriculture, fisheries, health and local administration. On the occasion poultry farmers, feed dealers, agriculture farmers from eight villages of De (Read More)


Second National Scientific Conference on Food Safety and Health

Bangladesh Society for Safe Food (BSSF) organized the 2nd National scientific conference on food safety and health on 30th March 2019 in the auditorium of Sher-e -Bangla Agriculture University, Dhaka. More than 100 scientists and researchers from different universities and research institutes including Beezbistar Foundation (BBF) participated on the conference. Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Food and Mr. Muhammad Mahfuzul Hoque, Chairman, Bangladesh Safe Food Authority were present as chief guest and guest of Honour in the events. Professor Dr. Kamal Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e -Bangla Agriculture University was presen (Read More)


Multi stakeholders involvement improves food safety governance in poultry sector

Meeting with respective government authorities, feed producers, and drug producers to strengthen food safety governance in poultry sectors was held on 30th June 2019 in Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF) office meeting room at Mohammadpur, Dhaka. There were 16 participants inthe meeting from Department of Livestock Services (DLS), poultry feed industries, drug producers, Promoting Knowledge for Accountable System (PROKAS), British Council along with Civil Society organizations (CSOs) representatives. The meeting was chaired By Dr. Sk. Azizur Rahman, Director Extension, Departmentof Livestock Services (DLS). Dr. M. A. Sobhan, President, Beez Bist (Read More)


Laws and Policy Issues: Strengthening Food Safety Governance in Poultry sector

Daylong Workshop on “Laws and Policies Issues: Strengthening Food Safety Governance in poultry sector” was held on 10th July 2019 in Azimur Rahman Conference Hall of The Daily Star, 64-65, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1215. The workshop was organized by BeezBistar Foundation and Supported by PROKAS British Council. There were 58 participants in in the meeting from Government, Civil Society Organizations, Private Sectors, Research Organizations, Journalist, Food Safety Partners and Promoting Knowledge for Accountable System (PROKAS).

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Information dissemination on food safety governance at local level

A sharing meeting with local media personnels were held on 28th March 2019 in Public Libraray Auditorium, Kumarkhali, Kusthtia.There were 13 journalists including upazila reporters of Daily Desher Bani, Ajker Alo, Kustiar Kagoze and Bhurer Dak in the event. The key guests were Dr. Prokash Ranjan Biswas, Upazila Livestocvk Officer, Kumarkhali, Kushtia and Dr. Md. Nahid Hasan, Livestock Extension Officer, Department of Livestock Services, Kumarkhali .The purpose of the meeting was to share the background concern of poultry feed industry and need based effort taken by Issue Based Project ( IBP) to mitigate the challenges to ensure food (Read More)


Information dissemination in relation to food safety governance

A sharing meeting with local media personnelwas held on 28th March 2019 in Public Library Auditoriu, Kumarkhali, Kusthtia. There were 13 journalists including upazila reporters of Daily Desher Bani, Ajker Alo, Kustiar Kagoze and Bhorer Dak attended the event. The key guests were Dr. Prokash Ranjan Biswas, Upazila Livestocvk Officer, Kumarkhali, Kushtia and Dr. Md. Nahid Hasan, Livestock Extension Officer, Department of Livestock Services, Kumarkhali. The purpose of the meeting was to share the background concern of poultry feed industry and need based effort taken by Issue Based Partner (IBP) to mitigate the challenges to ensure food (Read More)


Consultation Meeting with District and Upazila Livestock Department

Monthly consultation meeting with local livestock officials were held on 19th March 2019 in Upazila Livestock Office (ULO) meeting room Delduar, Tangail. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the registration and license issues for farmer and dealers along with follow up of last meeting decision and planning for next month consultation meeting. A total of 18 participants attended the meeting where Department of Livestock Services (DLS) officials were 8 along with Upazila Livestock Officer (ULO) and Veterinary Surgeon (VS) of Delduar, Tangail. There were 2 poultry farmers, 3 dealers, 2 Live Bird Market (LBM) sellers, including 03 BBF (Read More)


World Consumer Rights Day 2019 observedwith the theme

‘’TRUSTED SMART PRODUCTS”

Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) under the Ministry of Commerce declared March 15 as The World Consumers Rights Day. This year the theme of the day was “Nirapad abong Manshampanno Panno” as coined by the concerned ministry.

Under the project IBP on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) celebrated the World consumers rights day on 15th March 2019 in Tangail Sadar, Delduar of Tangail and Kumarkhali Upazila of Kusthia District. The events were jointly organi (Read More)


Monthly Joint Monitoring Visit in Poultry Sector

Under the Issue Based Project (IBP) on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector, there were three monthly joint monitoring visits conducted in Tangail Sadar, Delduar of Tangail and Kumarkhali Upazila of Kusthia in March 2019. The joint monitoring visits were conducted under the leadership of local livestock officials in association with representative of Consumers Committee (CC) and BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) staffs. In this events poultry farms, feed dealers shops, medicine shops and Live Bird Market (LBM) shops were visited to checkup the food safety practices followed by poultry farmers, feed dealers and LBM actors.

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Meeting with poultry farmers at community level

Meeting with poultry farmers was held on 13th March 2019 at Kandua Porabari in Tangail Sadar where 19 participants attended. In the meetings 15 poultry farmers attended where 06 were female. This meeting was organized to identify the areas of positive actions of the poultry farmers with the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and follow up registration of poultry farmers and licensing of dealers. Among participants there were 13 farmers who owned farm and two of them worked as labor. Five of them had knowledge about farm registration and all of them participated as first time in Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF) programme. Out of 15 poultry (Read More)


Mainstreaming Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) into program

Learning and sharing workshop on mainstreaming gender and social inclusion into program cycle was held on 5th March 2019 in Non- Government Organization (NGO) Forum for Public Health, Lalmatia, Dhaka. There were 12 participants were from Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB), 10 officials from BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) and 3 persons from Promoting Knowledge for Accountable System (PROKAS). Among 25 participants 18 were male and 7 were female. Meeting was started at 9:30 am and welcome remarks were given by Nuzhat and Jony from CAB AND BBF.Moderators of meeting wereFahimaKhatun Liza,RonySarkar from BBF and Kamrunnahar Shompa from CAB (Read More)


Consultative Meeting with Department of Livestock Services and Poultry Sector Representatives

A Monthly Consultative Meeting with Department of Livestock Services and representatives of poultry sector was held on 30th August 2018 at Upazila Livestock Office Meeting Room in Delduar, Tangail. In this meeting 18 participants (1=Female, 17=Male) were present from poultry farmers, feed dealers, live-bird sellers, project staff along with upazila livestock office field staff where Upazila Livestock officer Dr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman was present as chair.

Meeting was started with a follow-up feedback on last meeting activities by Mr. Robiul Islam Chunnu, Project Coordinator, Beez Bistar Foundation (BBF) as:


Multi Stakeholder Consultation on Food Safety Governance in Poultry Sector

A Multi Stakeholder consultation workshop on food safety governance in poultry sector was held in Upazilla Parishad Auditorium, Delduar,Tangail on August 29, 2018 under the chair ship of Upazila Chairman Where Upazila Nirbahi officer was present as chief guest. There were 36 participants (34 Male and 2 female) from Upazila administration, local government, local livestock officials, representative of consumer committee, local NGO, poultry farmers, poultry input dealer (feed, chicks and drug seller and poultry business & processors). The workshop agenda were initiatives to strengthen food safety governance in poultry sector in line wit (Read More)


Upazila level Consumer Committee Forum (UCCF) meeting

On August 27, 2018 a Monthly meeting of Upazila level Consumer Committee Forum (UCCF) was held in Nandalpur Union Parishad, Kumarkhali Kushtia where Mr. Nousher Ali Biswas, Chairman, Nandalpur Union Parishad was present as chair and Md. Arifuzzaman, Lecturer, Alauddin Ahmed Degree College, Kumarkhali was present as the special guest. The purpose of the meeting was to consult the achievement, challenges and recommendation of the consumer committee’swork among the members.There were 24 participants present (23=Male; 1=Female) in the meeting from local government representative, poultry farmer, Live Bird Market (LBM) Actors (Sellers), (Read More)


Meeting of Feed Dealers, Live Birds Market Actors and Middlemen

BeezBistar Foundation (BBF) organized a meeting with input dealers (Feed seller, DOC (Day OLd Chick) seller, dresser +processor of Live Bird Market (LBM and Middlemen of poultry value chain) on August 27, 2018 in BBF office meeting room at Tangail sadar. There were 19 participants present in the meeting for the purpose of stakeholder engagement of poultry value chainactors and better enforcement of laws, policies for regulation in the poultry feed sector.

The main objectives of the meeting was to create awareness among the stakeholders including feed dealers, live bird sellers and middlemen for implementation of poultry feed (Read More)


Discussion Meeting with Poultry Farmers

Monthly Meeting with Poultry farmers was held in Gharinda Bazar of Tangail on 2I August 2018 where 18 farmers participated. The purpose of the meeting was to find out the challenges of animal and fish feed acts and rules as well as to implement the laws, acts in poultry feed for ensuring food safety governance.

Discussion issues:

Poultry Farmers Registration process along with good farm management practices. Role of poultry farmers in implementation of animal feed laws and policies and participation of women in poultry sector were discussed.

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