publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Climate change perceptions and local adaptation strategies of hazard-prone rural households in Bangladesh

GM Monirul Alam; Khorshed Alam; Shahbaz Mushtaq;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: Climate Risk Management, volume 17, pages 52-63 (issn: 2212-0963, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Adaptation is a key strategy that can alleviate the severity of climate change impacts on agriculture and food production. Adaptation strategies are unlikely to be effective without an understanding of the farmers’ perceptions of climate change. This paper explores the local knowledge of adaptation in response to the perceived impacts of climate change and climatic hazards using a survey of 380 resource-poor riverbank erosion-prone households in Bangladesh. The results indicate that the respondents’ perceptions of changes in the climate and of extreme climatic events are similar to the observed climate data. Households have recognized the impacts on their liveli...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: Bangladesh, Adaptation strategies, Riverbank erosion, Climate change, Perception, Resilience, lcsh:Meteorology. Climatology, lcsh:QC851-999, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Livelihood, Geography, Tree planting, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Natural resource economics, Agriculture, Vulnerability, Local adaptation, Access to finance
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue