Although households in the coastal areas of Bangladesh undertake various adaptation and coping measures to minimise their vulnerability to cyclone hazards and salinity intrusion, these autonomous measures have received little attention in the past. However, the Government of Bangladesh has recently emphasised the importance of understanding these measures so that necessary interventions to make households.. Read More

An assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation in South Asian agriculture

This study synthesizes the impacts of climate change on agriculture and assesses the status of policies, programs, and strategies to adapt small farm holders to climate change in South Asia. Published literature on climate change and its impact on agriculture is increasing, but there is little effort to analyze and document impacts and strategies to.. Read More

Resilience, political ecology, and well-being: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding social-ecological change in coastal Bangladesh

The commodification of peasant livelihoods through export-oriented aquaculture has brought about significant social-ecological changes in low-lying coastal areas in many parts of Asia. A better understanding of the underlying drivers and distributional effects of these changes requires integration of social and ecological approaches that often have different epistemological origins. Resilience thinking has gained increased traction.. Read More

Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Shrimp Culture in Some Selected Areas of Bagerhat District

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Socio-economic and environmental impacts analysis of shrimp (Paeneus monodon) farming in the gher area of Bagerhat District is an important aspect where shrimp cultivation increased over the years. An investigation was conducted to evaluate the present socio-economic status as well as to investigate the soil and water quality of the study area. This study has been carried.. Read More


Analysis of time series variations of temperature and its forecast in the northeastern Bangladesh

Time series analysis of temperature data can be a valuable tool to investigate variability pattern as well as to predict short and long-term changes. Here, linear trends showed that the maximum temperature is increasing by 2.97°C and 0.59°C per hundred years, and the minimum, by 2.17°C and 2.73°C per hundred years at the Sylhet and.. Read More

Hilsa fish: an endangered fish due to climate change and over exploitation

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Hilsa is into breeding migration in three major river systems of the Indo-Gangetic and Brahmaputra river network viz., Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna. In Persian Gulf this fish migrates to Arvand river and Bahmanshir river for spawning. The main peak season is September and October in all environments. Two to three years into their life cycle the hilsa migrate into.. Read More

Is safe water and sanitation access really impacted due to climate change? – A cross-sectional study in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh

The intention of this paper is to explore the relation between lack of potable water and improved sanitation with the effects of climate change. In September 2014 a, cross sectional study covering 600 households with structured questionnaires that was carried out by Water-Aid Bangladesh in two Upazillas of Satkhira district. The study revealed that there.. Read More

Fish Resources Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh

Fish and Fisheries have been playing a very significant role in nutrition, culture and economy of Bangladesh from time immemorial. Currently, about 80 per cent of the animal protein intake in the daily diet of the people comes from fish. The fisheries sector, it is estimated, contributes 3.5 per cent of the GDP of Bangladesh… Read More

Socio-economic Implications of Climate Change for Bangladesh

Land and life are closely entwined in Bangladesh. Over 80 per cent of the country’s 115 million people live in the rural sector. The land area of 148,393km2 is mainly the deltaic plains of the Ganges and Brahmaputra River systems. The prevailing climate is monsoonal, and the dominantly agricultural economy is attuned to its wet.. Read More

Enhancing coordination in water management through communication tools: Results from experimental games in Coastal Bangladesh‏

Canal siltation is a pervasive problem in coastal Bangladesh causing water-logging and losses in crop yield. Although timely maintenance of canals through regular contributions from the community can solve this problem; it often breaks down because of the free riding issue, a common feature in the provision of public goods. Previous literature on experimental games.. Read More