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Crop Agriculture of Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

Crop agriculture in Bangladesh is constrained every year by challenges, such as a) Loss of Arabie Land, b) Population Growth, c) Climate Changes, d) Inadequate Management Practices, e) Unfair Price of Produces, and f) Insufficient Investment in Research. In Bangladesh, about 80,000 ha of arable land are going out of production every year. The loss.. Read More

The adoption process of ricefield-based fish seed production in Northwest Bangladesh: An understanding through quantitative and qualitative investigation

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to understand the adoption process of ricefield based fish seed production (RBFSP) that has been developed, promoted and established in Northwest Bangladesh. Design/Methodology/Approach: Quantitative investigation based on regression analysis and qualitative investigation using semi-structured interview were carried out to enhance understanding of the adoption process of RBFSP. Findings:.. Read More

The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension

Assessment of renewable energy resources potential for electricity generation in Bangladesh

Renewable energy encompasses a broad range of energy resources. Bangladesh is known to have a good potential for renewable energy, but so far no systematic study has been done to quantify this potential for power generation. This paper estimates the potential of renewable energy resources for power generation in Bangladesh from the viewpoint of different.. Read More

Energy access, efficiency, and poverty: how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh?

Access to energy, especially modern sources, is a key to any development initiative. Based on cross-section data from a 2004 survey of some 2,300 households in rural Bangladesh, this paper studies the welfare impacts of household energy use, including that of modern energy, and estimates the household minimum energy requirement that could be used as.. Read More

Khulna University


This study endeavors to decipher the possible affects on the Sundarbans due to rapid climate change by reviewing the existing literature, interviews with experts and forest officials and FGD with different stakeholders. Increase in salinity, sea level rise natural calamities etc. are the main vulnerabilities of the Sundarbans.

Feasibility and acceptability study of rainwater use to the acute water shortage areas in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of harvested rainwater in rural communities of Bangladesh as well as densely populated City like Dhaka, using simple and low-cost technology. As a part of this study, a field survey was conducted in the water-scarce Dhaka City. Four slums were selected for conducting questionnaire survey. A questionnaire was.. Read More


Flood proneness and coping strategies: the experiences of two villages in Bangladesh

This paper explores peoples’ indigenous survival strategies and assesses variations in people’s ability to cope with floods in two flood-prone villages in Bangladesh. It reveals that people continuously battle against flood vulnerability in accordance with their level of exposure and abilities, with varied strategies employed at different geophysical locations. The paper reports that people in.. Read More

Petrography and whole-rock geochemistry of the Tertiary Sylhet succession, northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Provenance and source area weathering

Detrital modes and the geochemical compositions of sandstones and mudrocks from the Paleocene to Plio-Pleistocene Jaintia, Barail, Surma, Tipam and Dupitila Groups of the Sylhet basin in Bangladesh have been examined to identify their provenance and source area weathering conditions. Barail and Surma Group sandstones are quartz-rich, feldspar-poor, and are rich in sedimentary and metamorphic.. Read More


Global potential of rice husk as a renewable feedstock for ethanol biofuel production

The production of ethanol for the energy market has traditionally been from corn and sugar cane biomass. The use of such biomass as energy feedstocks has recently been criticised as ill-fated due to competitive threat against food supplies. At the same time, ethanol production from cellulosic biomass is becoming increasingly popular. In this paper, we.. Read More

Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost

This paper integrates information on climate change, hydrodynamic models, and geographic overlays to assess the vulnerability of coastal areas in Bangladesh to larger storm surges and sea-level rise by 2050. The approach identifies polders (diked areas), coastal populations, settlements, infrastructure, and economic activity at risk of inundation, and estimates the cost of damage versus the.. Read More