publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

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

Alam, G.M. Monirul; Alam, Khorshed; Mushtaq, Shahbaz;
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  • 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...
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free text keywords: Bangladesh, Adaptation strategies, Riverbank erosion, Climate change, Perception, Resilience, lcsh:Meteorology. Climatology, lcsh:QC851-999, Tree planting, Vulnerability, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Agriculture, Livelihood, Climate change, Natural resource economics, Access to finance, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Local adaptation
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Adger, W.N., Huq, S., Brown, K., Conway, D., Hulme, M., 2003. Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Prog. Dev. Stud. 3 (3), 179-195.

Thomas, T.S., Mainuddin, K., Chiang, C., Rahman, A., Haque, A., Islam, N., Sun, Y.,2013. Agriculture and adaptation in Bangladesh: current and projected impacts of climate change, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI), Discussion Paper 01281, USA.

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Warrick, R.A., Ahmad, Q.K. (Eds.), 1996. The implications of climate and sea-level change for Bangladesh. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Weber, E.U., 2010. What shapes perceptions of climate change? Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Clim. Change 1 (3), 332-342.

Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., 2013. Climate change beliefs and irrigator adapt-ability in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin. Global Environ. Change 23, 537-547.

Wood, S.A., Jina, A.S., Jain, M., Kristjanson, P., DeFries, R.S., 2014. Small holder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability across multiple regions. Global Environ. Change 25, 163-172. [OpenAIRE]

World Bank, 2013. Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extreme Regional Impact and Case for Resilience. A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, Washington DC.

Zaman, M., 1989. The socioeconomic and political context of adjustment to riverbank erosion hazard and population resettlement in Bangladesh. Hum. Organ. 48 (3), 196-205.

Zaman, M.Q., 1991. The displaced poor and resettlement policies in Bangladesh. Disasters 15 (2), 117-125.

Zampaligré, N., Dossa, L.H., Schlecht, E., 2014. Climate change and variability: perception and adaptation strategies of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists across different zones of Burkina Faso. Reg. Environ. Change 14, 769-783.

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, Tree planting, Vulnerability, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Agriculture, Livelihood, Climate change, Natural resource economics, Access to finance, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Local adaptation
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe

Adger, W.N., Vincent, K., 2005. Uncertainty in adaptive capacity. Geoscience 337, 399-410.

Adger, W.N., Huq, S., Brown, K., Conway, D., Hulme, M., 2003. Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Prog. Dev. Stud. 3 (3), 179-195.

Thomas, T.S., Mainuddin, K., Chiang, C., Rahman, A., Haque, A., Islam, N., Sun, Y.,2013. Agriculture and adaptation in Bangladesh: current and projected impacts of climate change, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI), Discussion Paper 01281, USA.

Vedwan, N., Rhoades, R.E., 2001. Climate change in the Western Himalayas of India: a study of local perception and response. Clim. Res. 19, 109-117. [OpenAIRE]

Warrick, R.A., Ahmad, Q.K. (Eds.), 1996. The implications of climate and sea-level change for Bangladesh. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Weber, E.U., 2010. What shapes perceptions of climate change? Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Clim. Change 1 (3), 332-342.

Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., 2013. Climate change beliefs and irrigator adapt-ability in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin. Global Environ. Change 23, 537-547.

Wood, S.A., Jina, A.S., Jain, M., Kristjanson, P., DeFries, R.S., 2014. Small holder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability across multiple regions. Global Environ. Change 25, 163-172. [OpenAIRE]

World Bank, 2013. Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extreme Regional Impact and Case for Resilience. A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, Washington DC.

Zaman, M., 1989. The socioeconomic and political context of adjustment to riverbank erosion hazard and population resettlement in Bangladesh. Hum. Organ. 48 (3), 196-205.

Zaman, M.Q., 1991. The displaced poor and resettlement policies in Bangladesh. Disasters 15 (2), 117-125.

Zampaligré, N., Dossa, L.H., Schlecht, E., 2014. Climate change and variability: perception and adaptation strategies of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists across different zones of Burkina Faso. Reg. Environ. Change 14, 769-783.

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