G. M. Monirul Alam

How do climate change and associated hazards impact on the resilience of riparian rural communities in Bangladesh? Policy implications for livelihood development

•An index was developed to understand factors influencing riparian households’ resilience to climate change.•The resilience capacity of riparian households in Bangladesh is rather low.•The main drivers of resilience capacity include livelihood strategies, education and access to food and health services.•Targeted policies are required to enhance the resilience of the poor vulnerable riparian households in Bangladesh… Read More

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Livelihood Cycle and Vulnerability of Rural Households to Climate Change and Hazards in Bangladesh

Rural riverine households in Bangladesh are confronted with many climate-driven hazards, including riverbank erosion, which results in loss of productive land and other natural resources of the riverine households, and thus threatens their livelihoods and food security. This study assesses the main drivers of vulnerability and livelihood cycle of vulnerable riparian households in Bangladesh. The.. Read More

Strategies and Barriers to Adaptation of Hazard-Prone Rural Households in Bangladesh

The global farming communities have already experienced the impact of climate change in a range of ways and made their adaptation decision. Adaptation is, however, context-specific and varies across and within countries, which warrants location specific research. This chapter presents the strategies and barriers to adaptation of hazards-prone rural households in developing countries using Bangladesh.. Read More

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Climate change perceptions and local adaptation strategies of hazard-prone rural households in Bangladesh

Adaptation is a key strategy that can alleviate the severity of climate change impacts on agriculture and food production. Adaptation strategies are unlikely to be effective without an understanding of the farmers’ perceptions of climate change. This paper explores the local knowledge of adaptation in response to the perceived impacts of climate change and climatic.. Read More

Influence of institutional access and social capital on adaptation decision: Empirical evidence from hazard-prone rural households in Bangladesh

An understanding of the factors that shape resource-poor households’ heterogeneity in adopting adaptation strategies is crucial in developing adaptation policies. This research examines the determinants of household adaptation choices and the barriers to adaptation. It also focuses on the influence of institutional access and social capital on adaptation choice as a way forward to support.. Read More

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Vulnerability to climatic change in riparian char and river-bank households in Bangladesh: Implication for policy, livelihoods and social development

Bangladesh is vulnerable to climate-driven hazards, including river-bank erosion causing the loss of land and associated natural resources of riparian households, which threatens the livelihood, health and food security of these vulnerable communities. This study, building on an IPCC framework, developed a holistic approach to assess the livelihood vulnerability of 380 resource-poor, rural riparian households.. Read More