Conclusion and Recommendations

  • Md Aboul Fazal Younus
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This chapter summarizes the major findings of this book. These are: (1) since 1954 no study has focused comprehensively on community input to assessment of V&A; (2) the consequences of failed adaptation have been assessed in the light of vulnerable farmers’ household information: socio-economic, demographic, and biophysical; (3) if these consequences prevail for a long time, and increase in frequency with each episode of flooding, it would eventually cause human insecurity; (4) the adaptation capacity of the agricultural community is generally very resilient, as evidenced in recent three EFEs; (5) V&A assessment guidelines outlined by the IPCC, UNEP, and USCSP have been reviewed, and new assessment steps have been adopted in order to assess, weight, rank and categorise V&A issues in the context of the case study area. This chapter has also drawn some realistic recommendations: formation of mauza-based farmers’ data bank; formation of CBAC, which would act on the basis of prioritizing local vulnerability and adaptation needs; and would allocate adaptation funds (proposed in the Copenhagen Accord); including their rationale, policy implications, conceptual contributions and recommendations for future research. This chapter argues that an integrated assessment of rural vulnerability and community-based adaptation is needed in order to ensure sustainable changes in response to future climate change regimes in Bangladesh.


Food Insecurity Failure Effect Adaptation Technique Marginal Farmer Adaptation Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography, Environment and PopulationThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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