Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation Experiment & Training (CAMET) Park is a hub for scientist, researchers, academicians, actors to promote climate resilient development in Bangladesh.
Components of CAMET Park
1. Climate resilient agriculture
2. Clean energy
3. Green building and disaster resilient housing
4. Resilient WASH
CAMET Park is supported by
1. Sun24.solar, USA
2. International Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany
3. Network on Home Garden for Response and Recovery (HG4RR)
4. Habit for the Humanity International, Bangladesh
Climate resilient agriculture
In the Flood prone areas, crops are lost due to water stagnancy/standing flood water or tidal surge during August-December (4-5 months) in wet seasons. No crop is cultivated during kharif due to high depth of standing water (3-5 m) in the fields. Flood/tidal surge water recedes late from the crop fields. Crop field and homesteads are inundated by flood and tidal surge. Crops and seedlings are damaged/ lost, water recession is delayed, water-logging is prolonged, but community needs regular vegetables and meat. Homestead agriculture and duck/sheep farming can be conducted successfully. For want of vegetables and meats the affected community suffers from malnutrition owing to dearth of minerals and vitamins in their diet. Consequently the people especially the women and children suffer from various diseases. Thus, the CAMET PARK promoted integrated and homestead farming may enhance vitamins, proteins and minerals level of flood affected community.
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach of CAMET Park to developing the technical, policy and investment conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural development for food security under climate change. The magnitude, immediacy and broad scope of the effects of climate change on agricultural systems create a compelling need to ensure comprehensive integration of these effects into national agricultural planning, investments and programs. The CSA approach is designed to identify and operationalize sustainable agricultural development within the explicit parameters of climate change.