Climate Change Risks and Food Security in Bangladesh

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$108.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $106.45   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Overview

Managing climate variability and change remains a key development and food security issue in Bangladesh. Despite significant investments, floods, droughts and cyclones during the last two decades continue to cause extensive economic damage and impair livelihoods. Climate change will pose additional risks to ongoing efforts to reduce poverty. This book examines the implications of climate change on food security in Bangladesh and identifies adaptation measures in the agriculture sector using a comprehensive integrated framework.

First, the most recent science available is used to characterize current climate and hydrology and its potential changes. Second, country-specific survey and biophysical data is used to derive more realistic and accurate agricultural impact functions and simulations. A range of climate factors (i.e. warmer temperatures, higher carbon dioxide concentrations, changing characteristics of floods, droughts and potential sea level rise) is considered to gain a more complete picture of potential agriculture impacts. Third, while estimating changes in production is important, economic responses may to some degree buffer against the physical losses projected, and an assessment is made of these. Food security is dependent not only on production, but also future food requirements, income levels and commodity prices. Finally, adaptation possibilities are identified for the sector. This book is the first to combine these multiple disciplines and analytical procedures to comprehensively address these impacts. The framework will serve as a useful guide to design policy intervention strategies and investments in adaptation measures.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Bangladesh is projected as one of the countries to be most seriously affected by climate change. This study considers a range of climate risks and applies agroecological and economic models to assess the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector and the economy. A very useful book for agricultural researchers, development partners and policy makers.'
Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh

'[This book presents] a clever integration of hydrologic, climatological, and economic models. Certainly one of the best attempts to assess quantitatively the effects of potential climate change on agricultural development in complex settings.'
Peter P. Rogers, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City and Regional Planning, Harvard University

'The authors successfully draw together much of the current understanding of the situation in Bangladesh, enabling them to develop a framework for understanding and predicting changes in food security as a result of climate change.'
Institution of Environmental Sciences

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849711302
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Earthscan Climate Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Winston H Yu is at the World Bank, Washington, DC, USA; Mozaharul Alam is at the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

Ahmadul Hassan is at the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

Abu Saleh Khan is at the Institute for Water Modeling, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

Alex Ruane, Cynthia Rosenzweig and David Major are at Columbia University, New York, USA;

James Thurlow is at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Executive Summary Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M.

Glossary of Terms Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M.

Acronyms Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M.

1 Introduction Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 1

1.1 Objectives of Study Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 2

1.2 Literature Review Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 2

1.3 Integrated Modelling Methodology Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 3

1.4 Organization of Study Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 4

2 Vulnerability To Climate Risks Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 5

2.1 The Success of Agriculture Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 6

2.2 Living with Annual Floods Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 10

2.3 Lean Season Water Availability Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 15

2.4 Sea level Rise in Coastal Areas Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 17

2.5 Regional Hydrology Issues Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 19

3 Future Climate Scenarios Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 21

3.1 Future Estimated Precipitation and Temperature Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 22

3.2 Future Sea level Rise Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 26

4 Future Flood Hydrology Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 28

4.1 GBM Basin Model Development Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 28

4.2 National Hydrologic Super Model Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 30

4.3 Approach to Modelling Future Flood Changes Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 30

4.4 Future Changes over the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 31

4.5 Future Flood Characteristics and Analysis Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 33

5 Future Crop Performance Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 41

5.1 Development of the Baseline Period Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 42

5.2 Developing Flood Damage Functions Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 46

5.3 Incorporating Coastal Inundation Effects Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 48

5.4 Projections of Future Potential Unflooded Production (Climate Only) Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 49

5.5 Projections of Future Projected Flood Damages Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 52

5.6 Projections of Potential Coastal Inundation Damages Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 53

5.7 Projections of Integrated Damages Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 53

5.8 Using the Crop Model to Simulate Adaptation Options Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 56

6 Economy-Wide Impacts Of Climate Risks Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 60

6.1 Integrating Climate Effects in an Economy-wide Model Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 61

6.2 Economic Impacts of Existing Climate Variability Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 64

6.3 Additional Economic Impacts of Climate Change Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 72

7 Adaptation Options In The Agriculture Sector Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 82

7.1 Identifying and Evaluating Adaptation Options Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 83

8 The Way ForwardTurning Ideas To Action Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 105

8.1 A Framework for Assessing the Economics of Climate Change Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 107

Annex 1 Using DSSAT to Model Adaptation Impacts Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 108

Annex 2 Description of the CGE Model Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 113

Annex 3 Constructing the Social Accounting Matrix for Bangladesh Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 119

References Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 133

Index Isabel M. Guerrero Guerrero, Isabel M. 139

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)