Climate-resilient agriculture in Bangladesh: A value chain analysis of cotton
The overall objective of this study was to map existing processes, benefits and constraints within the cotton value chain and the additional vulnerabilities posed by climate change. Based on these, this report suggests informed measures to address value chain bottlenecks and build the resilience of the crop and its farmers to the impending impacts of climate change. These measures can be taken by the government, community-based organizations, private sector entities and other stakeholders for replication, and could involve scaling up and enhancing the value share of small and marginal farmers and other vulnerable groups in the process. A value chain approach supports integrated climate risk management through better connection of producers to markets and increased economic returns to small farmers. Thus, it is an approach not just to building climate resilience but also to providing more effective support for agriculture generally.