Floods (inundations)

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Multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice in the Philippines. Cost benefit analysis based on field testing of some lines of Green Super Rice

This technology describes the testing of multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice (GSR) varieties in the Philippines. The benefits and constraints compared to local varieties are shown in a cost-benefit analysis.

Community Action Planning (CPA) to promote adaptation to Drought and Flood Risks in Nepal

In Nepal, monsoon rains start around July and end between October and November. Livelihoods of rural populations heavily rely on monsoon rains. However, highly variable and erratic rainfall pattern often causes droughts and floods. To manage the risks of these climate extremes community action planning are being developed to promote the development of hazard specific alternative plans for various crops, providing farmers with faster and more efficient tools to adapt to the impacts of adverse climate conditions. The action plan is developed mainly by the community members. It is location specific and considers environmental, climatic, social and economical factors.

Risk diversification through taro (Colocasia esculenta) cultivation in areas prone to floods and water logging, Bangladesh

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to water related disasters particularly during the monsoon season. Most climate models predict that precipitation levels will increase significantly during summer monsoon. During exceptionally severe seasonal floods water can stay on the ground for more than a month, destroying and damaging tens of thousands of hectares of cultivated land, and ultimately resulting in food shortages that may threaten lives of millions of people. Many of the poor people who live in rural areas and depend on agriculture are highly exposed to severe flooding. Growing crops with high potentials to withstand flood impacts and survive in water logged conditions, such as the aroid Mukhi kachu (taro), is a crucial risk diversification strategy. The Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) has developed three suitable cultivars, namely 'Latiraj' (pani kachu), 'Bilashi' and 'Dowlatpuri', in collaboration with Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI).

Applying flexible cropping schedules for rice (t. aman) production in Bangladesh

Transplanted aman (t. aman) rice is the major crop usually grown throughout Bangladesh during the kharif-II season (July-October), but in some years and in certain parts of the country floods hinder timely transplantation and production of this rice. Early floods delay t. aman transplantation and sometimes late floods inundate fields and cause huge damage to the standing crop. According to the circumstances and the flood forecast in a given area, farmers may decide whether to go for varieties of t. aman suitable for early or late transplantation.

This practice describes how cropping can be adjusted to the flood schedule by using early or late varieties of t. aman in order to avoid loss of crops due to flood, and eventually take advantage of the early production of rice to grow further additional crops.