Effects of local climate variability on transmission dynamics of cholera in Matlab, Bangladesh

Cholera is considered as a model for climate-related infectious diseases. In Bangladesh, cholera epidemics occur during summer and winter seasons, but it is not known how climate variability influences the seasonality of cholera. Therefore, the variability pattern of cholera events was studied in relation to the variation in local climate variables in Matlab, Bangladesh. Classification.. Read More

Policies for low carbon growth

The paper presents a review of low carbon growth policies in two high-income (UK and Germany), five middle-income (China, India, Mexico, Guyana and Nigeria) and two low-income countries (Bangladesh and Ethiopia). The challenge of policies across countries is structured in six main components: finance for mitigation and adaptation; human capital; technological progress in energy, infrastructure.. Read More

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Calculation of bright roof-tops for solar PV applications in Dhaka Megacity, Bangladesh

Bangladesh has already been known as the country of power crisis. Although the country’s electricity generation capacity is 4275 MW, around 3000–3500 MW of electricity can be generated against the demand of more than 5000 MW. The country’s power is being generated mostly with conventional fuel (82% indigenous natural gas, 9% imported oil, 5% coal).. Read More

Household rice expenditure and maternal and child nutritional status in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, poor rural families often deal with high food costs by purchasing primarily rice. Our objective was to characterize the relationship between household expenditure on rice and nonrice foods with maternal and child malnutrition. Food expenditure data and anthropometry were obtained in a population-based sample of 304,856 households in the Bangladesh Nutrition Surveillance Project,.. Read More

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Homestead agroforestry: a potential resource in Bangladesh

Homestead, the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family, is the potential production area in Bangladesh, especially for the resource poor group. Homestead production system, which is popularly called homestead agroforestry or home gardening (the integrated production of crops, trees, and/or livestock in the household’s residence and its surrounding areas), has been playing an.. Read More

Nutrients (N, P and K) dynamics associated with the leaf litter of two agroforestry tree species of Bangladesh

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Dehnh.) and Swietenia macrophylla (King.) are not native to Bangladesh, but they are widely used in agroforestry practices for their commercial values. Selection of tree species with efficient return of nutrients is a vital challenge in agroforestry practices to maintain the soil fertility for sustainable crop production. Therefore, a comparative study was conducted.. Read More

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Hot, Flat, Crowded And Preparing for the Worst

Bangladesh, a country that gets hammered regularly by floods, cyclones, and droughts, is striving to become a global showcase for climate change adaptation. Earlier this month, its government approved a wide-ranging strategy for dealing with climate change that includes ramping up civil engineering projects to control flooding and protect farmland from rising sea levels. Researchers.. Read More

Modeling Climate Change: Perspective and Applications in the Context of Bangladesh

During the past few decades, climate scientists have been warning about changes in global climate with intense impacts on agriculture, livelihood, water resources, ecosystem, energy, and other socioeconomic affairs. Meteorological information and observations of vulnerable entities such as glacier melting unequivocally substantiate the projections. The recent forecast of IPCC reveals that global mean temperature is.. Read More

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Sustainable livelihoods and pro-poor market development

The third Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) seminar was held at the University of Bath, in the UK, in July 2009. Hosted by the Livelihoods Network, the seminar series discusses the continued relevance of sustainable livelihoods approaches in development today This Sustainable livelihoods highlights presents discussions from this third seminar and examines the relationships between sustainable livelihoods.. Read More

Bangladesh Climate Change Stategy and Action Plan 2009 (BCCSAP)

BCCSAP 2009 is build on six pillars: 1. Food security, social protection and health 2. Comprehensive disaster management 3. Infrastructure 4. Research and knowledge management 5. Mitigation and low carbon development 6. Capacity building and institutional strengthening

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