International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 2021, 1(III):113-122

Assessment on Long–Term Meteorological Data and Farmer’s Perception towards the Impact of Climate Change during Past 30 Years

Shifat Ara*, and M. A. Sattar

Received: 17 July, 2021; Accepted: 29 August, 2021; Published: 31 August, 2021


Abstract

Climate change has emerged as one of the most serious dangers to people's lives and livelihoods throughout the world in recent years. Bangladesh is one of the world's most susceptible countries to climate change. The country is already dealing with the impacts of climate change, such as increased cyclones, flood frequency, and river erosion. Reduced agricultural production, as well as cropping intensity, have impacted people in many coastal areas. Long-term meteorological data (past 30 years) was used in the study to assess climate change scenarios in the South-West coastal region of Bangladesh. The annual variation of climatic factors during past 30 years of the study areas were collected through Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The Mann-Kendall Trend Test was used to evaluate the accumulated data over time for consistent increasing or decreasing trends in each study area. The maximum and minimum annual temperature was steady increasing trend. Besides that, annual rainfall and humidity showed irregular patterns of increasing and decreasing. Agricultural production was decreased after the year 2012 in those areas. This study will be helpful to determine the barriers to good agricultural production in coastal areas.

Keywords: Climate change, meteorological data, coastal area, and agriculture.


*Corresponding author: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj-8100, Bangladesh; Department of Agriculture Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh. Email: [email protected]


To cite this article:  Ara, S., & Sattar, M. A. (2021). Assessment on Long–Term Meteorological Data and Farmer’s Perception towards the Impact of Climate Change during Past 30 Years. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 1 (III), 113-122. 


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