Bangladesh: Climate change

Bangladesh: Climate change

02 May 2014

Concern Worldwide has launched a multi country initiative for the purpose of increasing resilience and reducing risk of coastal communities to climate change and natural hazards on the Bay of Bengal. Click on the links below to read the reports in full.

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Rain-fed agriculture i.e. paddy cultivation, fishing and livestock is the major source of livelihood for the study population. These are becoming increasingly exposed to climate change through increased salinity, erosion, tidal surges and cyclone. Up to 85% people living in rural Orissa are dependent on agriculture and at least 60% of agricultural activities depend on rain.

Similarly, rain dependency characterizes the agriculture in Bangladesh coast. Crop yield has been substantially reduced in all study villages due to a number of factors related to change in the climate and in particular to salinity intrusion. This is prevalent in all study villages in Bangladesh although its degree varies and the areas have become new pockets of poverty marking a change in the geographical distribution of poverty. 

 
 

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Bangladesh: Climate change

Concern Worldwide has launched a multi country initiative for the purpose of increasing resilience and reducing risk of coastal communities to climate change and natural hazards on the Bay of Bengal.