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Message from Oxfam International Country Director Bangladesh

Message

A stable climate is essential if we are to ensure the well-being of the residents of the world. Climatic factors such as temperature, rainfall, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and pollution are closely linked with agriculture production – without it, we cannot know when to plant crops and harvest them. Bangladesh has made much-needed progress in reducing hunger with a tripling in its annual rice production over the last three decades, and agriculture remains a key part of the economy, making up nearly 20 percent of Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) and engaging 65 percent of the labour force according to a World Bank report, but climate change threatens to erode these gains and threaten these livelihoods. At the same time the global market for food has become increasingly unpredictable, with high and volatile food prices resulting in two global food price crises in just the last three years. Continue reading

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