How does the variability in Aus rice yield respond to climate variables in Bangladesh?

Sarker, Md. A. R. and Alam, K. and Gow, J. (2013) How does the variability in Aus rice yield respond to climate variables in Bangladesh? Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 199 (3). pp. 189-194. ISSN 0931-2250


In this study, the impacts of climate variables on the mean and variability in Australia variety rice yield in Bangladesh are assessed. Using the theoretical framework of the Just–Pope production function, cross-sectional time series data on Aus rice yield and maximum temperature, minimum temperature and rainfall at a district level over a period of 38 years are analysed for evidence of rice yield variability as a result of climate change. The findings reveal that minimum temperature and rainfall decrease Aus yield variability. However, maximum temperature appears to increase variability, which may reduce Aus rice production. Therefore, government should create an enabling environment to develop temperature-tolerant rice varieties for Aus rice crop to ensure ongoing food security.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 05:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aus rice yield; Bangladesh; climate change
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/jac.12011

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