The northwestern region of Bangladesh has experienced drought more in recent years than earlier decades because of high rainfall variability accompanied by high temperature. As Bangladesh is an agro-based country, agriculture and its dependent farmers’ livelihood face substantial impacts. To cope with drought, farmers of this region performed various adaptation measures by their own efforts along with institutional support. But these efforts and support are not sufficient enough for them to endure drought. Therefore, this chapter discloses how to measure drought-affected areas and identify action-oriented drought-adaptive practices of farmers that will enhance drought risk management policy and actions in northwestern Bangladesh.
The first author gratefully acknowledges the support of GCOE-ARS postdoctoral program of Kyoto University and conducted her research under the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan.
Habiba, U. and Shaw, R. (2014), "Farmers’ Drought-Adaptive Practices in Northwestern Bangladesh", Water Insecurity: A Social Dilemma (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 247-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2013)0000013017Download as .RIS
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