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Flood in a Changing Climate: The Impact on Livelihood and How the Rural Poor Cope in Bangladesh

It is already documented that climate change will lead to an intensification of the global water cycle with a consequent increase in flood hazards. Bangladesh is also facing an increasing trend of flood disasters. Among the various risks and disasters in Bangladesh, flood is the most common and frequent. Floods make people vulnerable, as they.. Read More

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Land Use Change in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh: Consequence to Food and Water Supply

The coastal area in Bangladesh constitutes about 32 % of the country. This one-third of the country’s land is recognized as a zone subject to intensive human use. Land use in the coastal Bangladesh is diverse, competitive, and conflicting. Over the last half-century, coastal land uses of Bangladesh have gone through major changes. Since the 1950s.. Read More

Climate change, flood, food security and human health: cross-cutting issues in Bangladesh

Climate change will affect all aspects of hydrological cycle. Frequent and severe flood, cyclone and drought are already apparent in all over the world. Climate change impact on natural disasters and agricultural system are the most critical, since these two aspects are intimately associated with life, livelihood and food security of both rural and urban.. Read More

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Urban risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh

Asia-Pacific region is one of the most “at risk” parts of the world and eventually its cities are the hub of the risks. The underlying reasons for this high risk are rooted in the rapid urbanization. A majority of Asia’s urban growth will be in seven developing countries, which includes Bangladesh as one of the.. Read More

Coastal hazards and community-coping methods in Bangladesh

Addressing one of the most vulnerable coastal communities in Bangladesh, this paper explores people’s perception and vulnerabilities to coastal hazards. At the same time, it investigates the methods that communities apply to cope with different coastal hazards. Findings revealed that people perceived an increase in both the intensity of hazards and their vulnerabilities. In spite.. Read More

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Impacts of climate change on food security of rural poor women in Bangladesh

It is well recognized that the poor who are already vulnerable and food insecure are likely to be more vulnerable to climate change. Especially the poor and marginal in developing nations are highly exposed and vulnerable as they have limited resources to adapt with climate uneven. For example most of the coastal communities in Bangladesh.. Read More

Microfinance institutions and a coastal community’s disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery process: a case study of Hatiya, Bangladesh

Several researchers have examined the role of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in poverty alleviation, but the part that they play in disaster risk reduction remains unaddressed. Through an empirical study of Hatiya Island, one of the most vulnerable coastal communities of Bangladesh, this research evaluates perceptions of MFI support for the disaster risk reduction, response, and.. Read More

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Role of microfinance institutions to enhance food security in the climate change context: gender based analysis of rural poor community of Bangladesh

Principal goal of this study is to examine the impact of climate change on the food security of rural poor women and what Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) are doing to enhance their food security in the context of climate change. Further, by identifying the problems and expectations related to present forms of MFIs it intends to.. Read More