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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 29 - 40

The Impact of Climate Changes on Livestock Sector: Challenging Experience from Bangladesh

Ferdous Ahmed, Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Abul Quasem Al-Amin and Che Hashim Bin Hassan    

Abstract: To provide an acceptable adaptation measures for the resilience to climate change, this study explores the challenges developed through rapid climate changes to livestock that Bangladesh has been experiencing. International discourses on climate change testify that Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries. Moreover, the damage of climate change in this country is significantly spontaneous and intensifying which is considered as one of the biggest challenges in designing the future strategies and their implementation. Being a developing nation, Bangladesh is less able to face the challenges caused through climate change and global warning due to the financial constraint in prioritizing budgetary allocation in a number of emergency and urgent preferences. Livestock sector in Bangladesh alongside agriculture is considered as the backbone of Bangladesh economy. Although, county encounters crucial financial hardship, denying the need of long-term planning and appropriate implementation procedure to the capacity building for the livestock sectors would cost more setbacks ultimately. Therefore, this study suggests some effective guideline for policy option on adaptation and mitigation the climate hazards for the wellbeing of livestock in Bangladesh.

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