Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Biochar for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

  • Md Rezaul KarimEmail author
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Agriculture is the key sector for the overall development of Bangladesh. More than 47.5% people directly depend on agriculture contributing to 19.29% in national GDP (BBS 2018). Still, the country has some challenges for achieving sustainable agriculture. The challenges of agricultural sustainability include safe food and nutrition insecurity for large population; greater vulnerability to climate change effect; and land degradation problem. Firstly, at present, the total population of Bangladesh is about 150 million. The government predicts that with a high growth rate 1.59%, the total population will rise to approximately 265 million by 2050, which will put pressure on limited resources for additional demand of food. Secondly, global climate change is another important treat that has made Bangladesh as one of the most vulnerable countries in the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ExtensionHajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology UniversityDinajpurBangladesh

Section editors and affiliations

  • Usama Awan
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering and ManagementLappeenranta-Lahti University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland