Developing institutions and options for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh
What are people already doing to adapt their livelihoods to climate change in Bangladesh? What can be done to improve their capacity to adapt?
This case study report documents responses to the continuing trend of more frequent and intense droughts in a district of Northwest Bangladesh. This FAO and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre case study, implemented by the Bangladesh Government’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDMP) and the Ministry of Agriculture, forms part of a broader project examining sustainable livelihoods in the agricultural sector in the context of climate change.
The case study aimed to characterise livelihood systems, understand local perceptions of and responses to climate impacts, and develop good practice options. It found that: