Author/s:

Shanu, S.
Rahman, M.

Publisher:

ResearchGate

Year of Publication:

2018

Abstract

The south-western coastal people of Bangladesh are always stressed with historically changing climate and environment. To cope with this mutable situation, these people initiated different adaptation practices, and the multiple stakeholders’ challenges related to this practices are poorly explored. In this study, we followed bottom-up approach to reconnoiter local adaptation challenges from Shyamnagar upazilla at Satkhira district. High salinity, cyclone and high temperatures are the prominent drivers to exert numerous challenges to the specific adaptation practices. The most quintessential challenges for shrimp farming, crab farming and rice farming are unstable market, scarcity of crab fry and lack of fresh water, respectively. The main challenge for getting GO support is the lobbying, whereas those received from NGOs are short term support and they stress on high profit return. The GO officers face lack of logistic support and NGOs activities are mostly crisscrossed by political influences, posing extreme challenges. Eliminating or reducing challenges faced by local actors are crucial for developing long term climateresilient adaptation planning.

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