International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) in South Asia

Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. Translating complex climate information into easy to understand actionable formats to spread awareness in the form of climate services is core to CSRD’s mission… Read More

An assessment of community-base adaptation practices in south-western region of Bangladesh

  • 2017

CARE Bangladesh has recently decided to carry out a study to evaluate a few selected best community-based adaptation (CBA) practices which are being tested in the SWR of Bangladesh. Recognizing that CBA modalities have evolved and advanced primarily in the South-western region (SWR) of Bangladesh through the introduction of the RVCC project (2002-2005) by CARE.. Read More


Women’s education, religion and fertility in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has experiencing a fertility decline over the last few decades. Although many factors have been shown to influence women’s childbearing but socioeconomic factors such as education and religion are some of the prime factors that mainly influence women’s fertility in Bangladesh. So, it is important to know how education and religion determine women’s mean.. Read More

Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Bangladesh

Climate change has become one of the most important global development issues in the current global political context. The impact of a changing climate is witnessed daily across nations north and south as a result of industrialization, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, fossil fuel burning, and other human activities (Mignaquy, Gender perspectives on climate change, 2014: 3)… Read More

Evaluating the Inter-dependency among Different Adaptive Capacity Indicators of Cyclonic Hazard

Coastal area is a hub of diversified activities and functions that create or comes to the people as resources. At the same time, high population density makes them more vulnerable to climatic hazards. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate change issues especially for cyclone hazards. The coastal people of Bangladesh.. Read More

Assessing irrigation water quality in Faridpur district of Bangladesh using several indices and statistical approaches

Several water quality indices, i.e., salinity hazard (SH), sodium percentage (Na%), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), permeability index (PI), magnesium hazard (MH), Kelly’s ratio (KR) and irrigation water quality (IWQ) indices are applied to assess the irrigation water quality using 60 groundwater samples collected from the study sites. This study reveals that groundwater samples are mainly.. Read More

Performance of rain-fed Aman rice yield in Bangladesh in the presence of climate change

This paper uses the framework of the Just–Pope production function to evaluate the impacts of climate change on yields of the rainfed Aman rice crop in Bangladesh. It analyses disaggregated district-level data on climate variables and Aman rice yield over a 48 year time horizon. The results reveal that changes in maximum temperatures have had.. Read More

Extreme flows and water availability of the Brahmaputra River under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming scenarios

The recently reached Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015 includes a goal of pursuing efforts to limit the global warming at 1.5 °C. Following this, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has accepted an invitation by the UNFCCC to.. Read More

Characterizing groundwater quality ranks for drinking purposes in Sylhet district, Bangladesh, using entropy method, spatial autocorrelation index, and geostatistics

Drinking water is susceptible to the poor quality of contaminated water affecting the health of humans. Thus, it is an essential study to investigate factors affecting groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking uses. In this paper, the entropy theory, multivariate statistics, spatial autocorrelation index, and geostatistics are applied to characterize groundwater quality and its.. Read More

Evaluation of water quality for sustainable agriculture in Bangladesh

Sustainable groundwater quality has become a major concern for the agro-based country like Bangladesh. Integrated approaches of various irrigation water quality indices and geostatistical modeling were applied to evaluate the suitability and for spatial mapping of groundwater quality of Faridpur District in central Bangladesh. The irrigation water quality index (IWQI) revealed that majority of the.. Read More