Food Security and Risk Reduction in Bangladesh

  • Umma Habiba
  • Abu Wali Raghib Hassan
  • Md. Anwarul Abedin
  • Rajib Shaw

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Umma Habiba, Md. Anwarul Abedin, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 1-17
  3. Abu Wali Raghib Hassan, Anil Kumar Das
    Pages 53-63
  4. Abu Wali Raghib Hassan, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 65-81
  5. Mostafa A. R. Hossain, Humayun Kabir, Ali Muhammad Omar Faruque, Monjur Hossain
    Pages 83-109
  6. Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed
    Pages 135-155
  7. Md. Anwarul Abedin, Umma Habiba
    Pages 157-171
  8. Md. Golam Rabbani, A. Atiq Rahman, Ishtiaque Jahan Shoef, Zoheb Mahmud Khan
    Pages 173-185
  9. Abu Zofar Md. Moslehuddin, Md. Anwarul Abedin, Mostafa A. R. Hossain, Umma Habiba
    Pages 187-212
  10. Rezaur Rahman, M. Shahjahan Mondal
    Pages 213-234
  11. Gulsan Ara Parvin, Kumiko Fujita, Akiko Matsuyama, Rajib Shaw, Maiko Sakamoto
    Pages 235-254

About this book


This book draws examples from food security issues in Bangladesh. The book is structured around those issues and underlying causes of food security, the implications from different sectors, policy analysis, and the role and actions of various stakeholders from different sectors to ensure food security.


Bangladesh is situated in a climatically vulnerable position and is impacted frequently by such climatic hazards as floods, cyclones, droughts, and salinity intrusion. Due to global atmospheric changes, abrupt shifts in climatic conditions severely affect Bangladesh’s agriculture. Although Bangladesh has made significant progress in increasing domestic production of food grain, if the production of major cereals is hampered due to climate change, food security will be in jeopardy. Most estimates show that a huge amount of additional food grain will be required to feed the growing population of the country. Ensuring food security for all is the overarching goal of Bangladesh’s national food policy. Therefore, ensuring food security in the future requires a great deal of additional effort in yield improvement, with limited scope for expanding the area under cultivation.


The primary target readers for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making.


Agriculture and Livestocks Bangladesh Context Community Actions Food Security Food Shortage and Famine Water Resource Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Umma Habiba
    • 1
  • Abu Wali Raghib Hassan
    • 2
  • Md. Anwarul Abedin
    • 3
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ExtensionMinistry of AgricultureDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural ExtensionMinistry of AgricultureDhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Department of Soil ScienceBangladesh Agricultural UniversityMymensinghBangladesh
  4. 4.Graduate School of Global Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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