Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Page: 183-191
Extreme Events (Flood & Drought) and Food Security Measures in the Aspects of Local Perception
M. A. Rakib, Department of Disaster Management, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh
M. S. Akter, Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M. B. Hossain, Department of Zoology, Rangpur Government College, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Received: Jun. 26, 2014;       Accepted: Jul. 28, 2014;       Published: Aug. 10, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140204.21      View  2878      Downloads  129
Abstract
Natural hazards and its negative consequences on agricultural activities revealed that, crop production rate is gradually dwindled. Climatic hazards were identified as a critical factor, whereas it may emerge a barrier to get better crop yielding options. Local perception on natural hazards directly coincided with the observational factors. A number of people were observed food insecure during flooding and drought hazards in case of improper cultivation and marketing approach. Now-a-days food security is a great challenge in rural and disaster prone area, which is indicated to local impacts, occupational stress and livelihood diversification. In addition, a number of climatic factors were found to be significantly negative correlation with the crop production rate. However, compartmental research would be very helpful to build up coping capacity, adaptation and recovery on time measures along with the proper action.
Keywords
Extreme Events, Food Security, Agriculture and Local Perception
To cite this article
M. A. Rakib, M. S. Akter, M. B. Hossain, Extreme Events (Flood & Drought) and Food Security Measures in the Aspects of Local Perception, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 183-191. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140204.21
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