Understanding Adaptation Techniques of Mango Producers under a Changing Climate: A Micro-Econometric Analysis from Chapai Nawabganj District
Nasrin Naher Bithe, Elora Ferdous Ela & Md. Shamsuddin Sarker
Bangladesh has been taken into consideration as a climate vulnerable country and the impacts of climate change increase threats of adverse condition in agricultural production. This study is primarily based on assessing farmer’s adaptive capacities to adaptation techniques, its determinants and problems of taking adaptations. It’s an empirical study that is conducted on the basis of 100 mango producers lived in the Chapai Nawabganj district. Adaptive Capacity Index (ACI) is utilized to calculate the adaptive capacity of farmers and using Multiple Regression Model (MRM) the determinants of adaptive capacities are identified based on OLS method. Another comprehensive index called Problem Confrontation Index (PCI) is also applied to rank the problems confronted by farmers to take adaptation techniques. The findings of this study reveal that farmer’s average adaptive capacity is moderate in degree in the study area which is 0.64 and 73% farmers are moderate level adapters. In addition, regression analysis reveals that the variables education, training, family size and weekly mango orchard visit have significant impact on the adaptive capacities of mango producers lived in the study area. It is also found that “lack of agricultural loan” ranked top and appears to be the most intense trouble of the mango producers to take adaptation techniques in the region studied. Finally, this study suggests that government should formulate proper policy to enhance adaptive capacities of farmers in Bangladesh.
Keywords: Climate Change, Adaptation Techniques, Mango Farmers, Agriculture, Bangladesh.
|Title:||Understanding Adaptation Techniques of Mango Producers under a Changing Climate: A Micro-Econometric Analysis from Chapai Nawabganj District|
|Author:||Nasrin Naher Bithe, Elora Ferdous Ela & Md. Shamsuddin Sarker|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Date of Publication:||16/07/2021|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Bithe, N. N., Ela, E. F., & Sarker, M. S. (2021). Understanding Adaptation Techniques of Mango Producers under a Changing Climate: A Micro-Econometric Analysis from Chapai Nawabganj District. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(8), 248-259.doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.5109213
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About Author (s)
Nasrin Naher Bithe (corresponding author), Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elora Ferdous Ela, Department of Economics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Md. Shamsuddin Sarker, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.