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Category archives for: Environmental livelihood

Revitalising Bangladesh’s agriculture sector


Dhaka, 4 March, 2021: Agriculture has consistently been the largest sector in Bangladesh, as in several other developing economies. About 50 percent of the population are employed in this sector and about 70 percent people overall depend on agriculture for their livelihood. A significant proportion of the poor relies on agriculture as the key source […]

ম্যানগ্রোভ ভিত্তিক মৎস্য চাষে বাঁচাবে পরিবেশ, বাঁচাবে কৃষক


ঢাকা, ২ জানুয়ারী, ২০২১: গ্রীষ্মমন্ডলীয় উপকূলীয় অঞ্চলের ম্যানগ্রোভ বন পৃথিবীর সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ও উৎপাদনশীল পরিবেশের মধ্যে অন্যতম। এসকল ম্যানগ্রোভ বনের কার্বন সংরক্ষণ ক্ষমতা ব্যাপক যা বিশ্বের জলবায়ু স্থিতিশীল করা ও উপকূলীয় অঞ্চল রক্ষায় গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালন করে। এটি অসংখ্য প্রজাতির মাছের প্রজনন ও পালনক্ষেত্র যা উপকূলীয় মৎস্য সম্পদের জন্য গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। এই প্রতিবেশ ব্যবস্থা গ্রীষ্মমন্ডলীয় ঘূর্নিঝড়ের […]

Fishermen need sustainable livelihoods and protection from climate change


Dhaka, 18 November, 2020: If the devastating effects of climate change on the marine ecosystem and coastal areas are not addressed, then the fishing communities of Bangladesh will be among the first to suffer On Wednesday, October 20, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) organized a webinar titled “Impact of Climate Change on the Bay of Bengal […]

Playing for keeps in Bangladesh


Dhaka, 17 November, 2020: Before they made toys, the women of South Chila, Mongla, Bagerhat in Bangladesh made their living from the forest and wetlands. They collected wood and caught fish. This put pressure on the environment, and it wasn’t easy on the women, who faced muggings, prosecutions for illegally fishing and collecting timber — […]

Shrimp farming and environmental degradation: A deadly cocktail for Satkhira


Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: Migration from Satkhira to Dhaka shows the urgency of a well-planned disaster management initiative Internal migration is now a major issue related to the national economy, as well as a subject of heated debate in the development arena. As a driver of economic expansion, internal migration can be seen as both […]

Pakistani Kashmir Residents Fear Power Project Will Destroy Economy, Livelihood


Dhaka, 27 August, 2020: MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR — Shoukat Nawaz remembers the days when he could enjoy the fresh cold air on his balcony in a three-story house along a riverbank in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Today, a stench greets him as he goes outside. "Now it stinks here. The smell is really […]

Climate change is not merely an environmental problem


Dhaka, 8 August, 2020: There is an emerging global consensus that climate change will stress the economic, social, and political systems that underpin each nation state. “Climate Change is transforming the way we think about security. The present situation is a wake up call that the climate crisis is no longer just an environmental and development […]

Bangladesh and water: A complicated relationship


Dhaka, 21 July, 2020: Did you ever consider that water management may not always improve livelihoods? For a long time, we thought better water management will indeed make a better country of Bangladesh. And maybe you are thinking the same. And of course, it is true up to a certain level. But we sometimes seem to […]

OP-ED: Challenges in the haor regions

Flood In Bangladesh

Dhaka, 7 July, 2020: How economic inequality acts as a barrier against climate change adaptation Bangladesh experiences severe exposure to certain risks because of its geo-morphological, demographic, and socio-economic temperament. Agriculture in the haor and char region is also remarkably affected by climatic hazards. It has a tremendous negative effect on water security and food […]

Shifting cultivation: more than a means of livelihood


Dhaka, 30 June, 2020:  Despite state discouragement, indigenous communities in northeast India persist in practicing shifting cultivation, an agricultural system used over centuries. A new study published in the journal Forest Policy and Economics examined this attachment, revealing various factors behind their motivation to continue. They found that shifting cultivation (SC) is not only a means […]


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