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Climate risk management in Bangladesh - Focus on the Agricultural sector
Bangladesh is a high climate risk prone country with a population of over 150 million people. Despite an impressive economic growth during the last decade, key development concerns persist. Although the agriculture sector’s contribution to the GDP has gradually reduced, agriculture still supports 65 percent livelihoods. Bangladesh’s geographical location also makes it one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and natural calamities like cyclones and oods. Sixty percent of the worldwide deaths caused by cyclones in the last 20 years occurred in Bangladesh. Several e orts have been made to understand the nature of past and emerging climate risks in Bangladesh. Within the sector of agriculture, there is growing interest within the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MOFDM) and their respective agencies to reduce these risks. However, they are limited by resources, capacities and coordination processes to conduct climate risk assessments, develop CRM options in response to emerging risks and operationalize them at the local level. In light of the above limitations, this assessment report recommends the following areas of priority work for climate risk reduction and resilience in Bangladesh in general and in the sector of agriculture in particular:Strengthen climate risk assessment, Prioritization of climate risk options, Information Management for CRM, and Capacity development for effective and sustainable climate risk reduction and resilience.
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