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Climate smart agriculture research findings unveiled

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28th September, 2022 08:51:33 PM
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World Vision Bangladesh and North South University on Wednesday jointly unveiled a research finding on climate smart agriculture.

The findings say that in order to adapt the climate smart agriculture, the government should increase man power to evaluate performance of disaster resilient crops species yearly/seasonally in the flood prone region.

In the coastal region, the government should take special measures to provide incentives for marginal farmers for their profit.

Market linkage of private sector stakeholders along with transport services for the marginal farmers should be ensured in Char region.

For the hill tracts region, separate agriculture policies needed to be adopted, said the research styled Climate Smart Agriculture-Assessing the effectiveness of Climate Smart Agriculture in different region on Bangladesh.

World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) in collaboration with Environmental Science and Management, North South University conducted this research to find feasible solution from climate smart agriculture to bring positive changes on the livelihood of the vulnerable communities.

Professor Dr. Md. Jakariya, North South University led the research by engaging national level experts at flood prone, coastal, char and hill tracts in seven districts- Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sunamgonj, Gopalgonj, Satkhira, Bandarban and Patuakhali.

The event was held on North South University campus with its Vice Chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam in the chair.

Addressing the function, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Chairman of the Parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said, “We should more focus on mitigation measures to prevent climate change rather than climate adaptive agriculture. In addition, region specific crop cultivation is also a good solution to improve the agro-based livelihood of farmers in Char, flood prone land, coastal belt and hill tracts”

The research sharing was opened by Suresh Bartlett, National Director, World Vision Bangladesh and discussion was facilitated by Chandan Z. Gomes- Senior Operation Director, World Vision Bangladesh.

Chandan Z. Gomes mentioned, “WVB is working to reach vulnerabilities communities from hard to reach area. Their lives are severely impacted by climate change. Particularly, their livelihood is at utmost risk. WVB tried to find the best solution to improve their agro-based livelihoods”.