Impact of salinity on livelihood strategies of farmers
Haider, M. Z.; Hossain, M. Z.
Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 13(2): 417-431
This study tries to trace out the impact of salinity on livelihood strategies of farmers and responses of farmers to solve the salinity problem. The study area consists of four villages from two unions in Asasuni upazila of Satkhira district, Bangladesh. According to the study findings, while salinity intrusion negatively influences income, expenditure and employment opportunity of the farmers, it positively influences shrimp culture-led land-use activity. It is also found that farmers try to handle the salinity problem at their own levels through applying lime, gypsum etc. Finally, it is suggested for government or external intervention and assistance for long-run sustainable solution of the persistent salinity problem.