Rice is the most important crop in Bangladesh. Rice straw, produced as a by-product, can be used for many purposes. However, farmers burn a great deal of straw, contributing to a range of environmental pollution problems including atmospheric brown clouds and black carbon. This Brief examines farmer behaviour in Bangladesh and discusses whether farmers can be induced to use other methods to get rid of rice residue.
SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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