Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh

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The impacts of climate variability and change are global concern, but in Bangladesh, where large numbers of the population are chronically exposed and vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, they are particularly critical. In fact, between 1991 and 2000, 93 major disasters were recorded, resulting in nearly 200000 deaths and causing US$5.9 billion in damage within high losses in agriculture. Agriculture is the largest sector of the Bangladesh economy, accounting for some 35 percent of the GDP and 63 percent of the labour force. Agricultural production is already under pressure from increasing demands for food and the parallel problem of depletion of land and water resources, caused by overuse and contamination. The impacts of climate variability and change cause additional risks for agriculture.
This report summarizes the project methodology developed and successfully tested during 2005/2006; it discussed interim findings and recommendations resulting from the ongoing pilot learning process.

Date and language
Jan 2006
English
ISBN: 
978-92-5-105602-8
Vocabulary
Agris Subject Categories: 
Climate change
Location
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
Classification Number: 
O-2006-34
Other information
Pagination: 
97
Form: 
Printed resource

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