IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIVESTOCK IN BANGLADESH: A REVIEW OF WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

Authors

  • Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Muhammed Hossain Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Juned Ahmed Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Chamali Akter Shykat Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Md Saiful Islam Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Maruf Hasan Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh

Keywords:

Climate change, Livestock, Bangladesh, Hazards and strategies

Abstract

Bangladesh is one of the over populated disaster prone country. The effect of climate change
on livestock is a great deal to talk. This review study reveals that Bangladesh is one of the
most vulnerable countries. However, the change of climate in this country momentously
continuing and which determines how difficult it is to design and implement future strategies.
Being a developing country, Bangladesh is less likely to face the challenges caused by global
warming and climate changes owing to financial crisis and budget allocation in preparedness
of emergency and urgent. As a part of agriculture, livestock sector is considered as backbone
of annual GDP in Bangladesh. Besides, the financial hardship, negligence of long term
planning and dearth of implementation of the existing capacity are crucial draw back for
livestock development. Therefore, this review provides some advantageous rules for policy
makers on habituation and pacification of the climatic hazards for wellbeing of livestock
sectors of Bangladesh.

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Published

2017-03-29