Geographical Association

Join the GA

The leading subject association for all teachers of geography

AFTER CF : 50.19.169.37\n\r

Journals

Geography

FREE to subscribers - join the GA for instant access or login now if you're already a member.

Not so High and Dry: Patterns of ‘autonomous adjustment’ to major flooding events in

M.A. Younus, R.D. Bedford AND M. Morad

The Bangladeshi farming system is well adjusted to flooding. Throughout the riverine flood plains and coastal deltas, the farming system is strongly influenced by flood characteristics: timing, depth, duration and frequency (number of flood peaks). This article examines farmers’ responses to recent devastating flood events with particular reference to the farmers’ ‘autonomous adjustments’ during the 1998 flood, arguably the most disruptive flood episode in living memory. Different flood events require different kinds of adjustment which, in turn, influence the pattern of crop damage. If adjustments are appropriate then farmers might expect reasonable crop production. On the other hand, if the flood persists through much of the cropping season leaving little time for crop maturation, then farmers can lose a significant amount of production. The article investigates three kinds of adjustment – routine, tactical and in-built – in the context of normal flood events, and more specifically with reference to the devastating flood in 1998. A range of information obtained in a post-flood field investigation in Islampur (north of Dhaka) has been used to assess the resilience of farmers living in a riverine flood-prone area and the strategies they adopt to cope with severe flood events.

Price: £2.49 / FREE to subscribers

Volume: 90

Issue: 2

Date: Summer 2005

add article to cart

Comment on this page

Comments made by GA members appear instantly and don't require security words to be entered - make sure you're logged in!   Guest comments will be sent to a moderator for approval.

GA members can add a profile picture and their comments appear instantly

Join the GA

Please complete all fields

Journals - Free Access for GA Members

The Autumn 2014 issue of Primary Geography focuses on geography out of the classroom.

The Autumn 2014 Teaching Geography focuses on teaching about places.

The Autumn 2014 issue of Geography

JSTOR archive

A searchable archive of Geography and The Geographical Teacher from 1901 hosted by JSTOR.

FREE access for all Geography subscribers

Online Shop - Up to 30% Discount for all GA Members

Debating Energy Futures: Coal, Gas and Nuclear (DVD)

£61.99 / £50.99 *

Add to basket

KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit. Introducing India: What ar..

£18.99 / £13.99 *

Add to basket

KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkit. The Role of Stones: How do ..

£18.99 / £13.99 *

Add to basket

Collins Junior World Atlas (Third edition)

£9.99 / £8.99 *

Add to basket

Global Energy Security (DVD)

£61.99 / £50.99 *

Add to basket
<-- -->

Your shopping basket is empty.

Items in basket 0

Basket Total £0.00

View/Edit Basket

* Applies to Full Personal, Group and
Concessionary members only

Resource Finder

Enter a keyword below or click 'advanced search' for more options


Advanced Search





Resources section
  • Visit the Discover the World website for geography resources
  • Find out more
  • Visit the Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2015 homepage
  • Advertisement: Earthworks-Jobs.com

© Copyright The Geographical Association 2013

Charity No: 1135148 Company No: 07139068

Website design and development by Ledgard Jepson