To deal with impacts of weather exchange on agriculture as well as to prioritize investments to improve productiveness, resilience and mitigation in the agriculture sector, the Bangladeshi executive and the World Bank Wednesday launched the “Climate Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP)”.

During the last 25 years, the Washington-based lender stated Bangladesh’s agricultural productiveness growth has been a number of the perfect on the planet and supported around 87 p.c of the country’ rural family.

But, it mentioned emerging temperatures will affect the yield of Aman and Boro rice, the country’s two major staple plants.

High water rigidity can lead to rice yield losses as top as 70 percent, it added.

Further, soil salinity has affected 62 percent of coastal land and sea stage rise would possibly cut back available cropland through about one-fourth in Coastal Divisions.

“Globally, Bangladesh is understood for its luck achieve self-sufficiency in rice through improving agriculture productivity, which enabled the country to feed its huge population despite limited arable land,” mentioned Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture.

“Bangladesh is also diversifying its agricultural production with abundance availability of greens and other horticulture products, while the focus is increasingly more on protected and high quality agri-produce, processing and market building, mechanization and commercialization of agriculture in order that it could extra effectively enhance food security, farmers’ profitability, employment, and poverty reduction in Bangladesh,” he added.

Evidence founded Climate Smart Investments and implementation of the Delta Plan 2100 would help Bangladesh overcome weather exchange dangers for a extra productive and climate resilient agriculture sector, the minister mentioned.

According to the World Bank, Climate-Smart Agriculture can help Bangladesh take care of rice self-sufficiency and build up non-rice crop, farm animals and fish manufacturing.

The Investment Plan identifies five key funding areas totaling about 809 million U.S. greenbacks to set the agriculture sector on a resilient expansion trail; give a contribution in opposition to attaining the federal government’s 2041 development goals; cut back emissions; and reach the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) relating to climate change and the Delta Plan goals.

“Being some of the most vulnerable nations to weather change, Bangladesh must take pressing actions to build on its spectacular observe document within the agriculture sector,” stated Dandan Chen, Acting Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan.

“We are encouraged to look that the government considers climate-smart agriculture a strategic precedence funding in keeping with changing weather. The Livestock and Dairy Development Project is a testament to govt’s vision of a climate resilient expansion path, which can lend a hand the rustic meet call for for crucial nutrients akin to egg, meat and milk.”

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