Special project for climate smart farming

A commendable initiative to reinforce food security

Published : 06 Aug 2021 09:39 PM | Updated : 07 Aug 2021 12:52 AM

It is encouraging to note that the government has undertaken steps to introduce a climate smart farming system in a bid to reinforce food security by enhancing climate resilience and productivity of irrigated agriculture and fisheries. 

According to a report published in this daily on Friday, the Ministry of Water Resources, Agriculture and Fisheries and Livestock is going to take up a project titled “Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management Project”, which will rehabilitate and modernise public Flood Control, Drainage, and Irrigation (FCDI) infrastructures.

Experts opine that, if the project is implemented, it will be possible to reduce the risk of floods, river erosion and increase agricultural production through effective water management.

We have to achieve transformative 

flexibility to natural disasters and 

climate effects 

Climate-resilient water management provided in this project combined with increased agricultural productivity will ensure income growth, protect livelihoods and build resilience of the local communities to climate change.

Government should make sure that this project is implemented as soon as possible as in our country the farmers are badly harmed by the adverse effects of climate change. For Bangladesh to enter this new phase of development we have to integrate the methods of comprehensive growth, and structuring volume for climate change adaptation. 

We have to achieve transformative flexibility to natural disasters and climate effects. This will ultimately move us rapidly towards sustainable development.

With very limited resources at hand and springing population to feed, government along with farmers can show resilience against all odds.