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Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

Delaporte, Isaure, Maurel, Mathilde (2018) Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh. Climate Policy, 18 (1). pp. 49-62. ISSN 1469-3062. (doi:10.1080/14693062.2016.1222261) (KAR id:74422)


Climate change is expected to disproportionately affect agriculture in Bangladesh; however, there is limited information on smallholder farmers’ overall vulnerability and adaptation needs. This article estimates the impact of climatic shocks on the household agricultural income and, subsequently, on farmers’ adaptation strategies. Relying on data from a survey conducted in several communities in Bangladesh in 2011 and based on an IV probit approach, the results show that a 1 percentage point (pp) climate-induced decline in agricultural income pushes Bangladeshi households to adapt by almost 3 pp. Moreover, Bangladeshi farmers undertake a variety of adaptation options. However, several barriers to adaptation were identified, noticeably access to electricity and wealth. In this respect, policies can be implemented in order to assist the Bangladeshi farming community to adapt to climate change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1222261
Uncontrolled keywords: Adaptation, Bangladesh, climate change, farmers, vulnerability
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: I. Delaporte
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 15:22 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 23:40 UTC
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