Bangladesh, May 6 -- Both hunger and under-nutrition remain serious challenges in Bangladesh despite significant gain in this area, according to a study.

Bangladesh was ranked 7th in 2015, having comparatively better position than that of India and Pakistan, according to Global Hunger Index (GHI) of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

The IFPRI research said access to food remains a challenge for Bangladesh, although aggregate food supplies and caloric intake have increased. The large poor population is food insecure as people lack resources to access an adequate diet.

IFPRI representative in Bangladesh Dr Akhter Ahmed revealed the research findings at a programme organised by Compact 2025 at a city hotel on Thursday. ...