Announcement of a publication
Study on livelihood systems assessment, vulnerable groups profiling and livelihood adaptation to climate hazard and long-term climate change in drought-prone areas of Northwestern Bangladesh
by Atiq Kainan Ahmed
This is a joint publication of FAO and the Bangladeshi Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) for the “Improved adaptive capacity to climate change for sustainable livelihood in the agriculture sector comprehensive disaster management programme”.
The CEGIS study is composed of a livelihood systems assessment, vulnerable groups profiling and analysis of livelihood adaptation practices and technologies to climate hazard and long-term climate change in drought prone areas of Northwestern Bangladesh.
The study was carried out in four selected upazilas of two districts – Nawabganj and Naogaon – of northern Bangladesh.
The study posed three basic questions: 1) Where does a society stand with respect to vulnerability to climate risks?; 2) What factors determine its current vulnerability?; and 3) How successful are its efforts to adapt to current and possible future climate risks?
The specific objectives and activities of the CEGIS study were to:
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