Debashish S Dev

Debashish S Dev
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Communication and Arts

PhD Student and Casual academic staff, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Australia and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy-UK

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Introduction
Debashish Sarker Dev currently works as a PhD student at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is an Assistant Professor (study leave) at the Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University. Debashish does research in Communication and climate change adaptation studies.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - October 2018
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Position
  • Research Assistant
February 2017 - present
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2015 - February 2017
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
April 2019 - March 2023
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Communication studies
January 2014 - June 2015
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Extension Education
January 2010 - December 2013
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Agriculture

Publications

Publications (20)
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People in developing countries face the difficult task of coping with climate change impacts given their socioeconomic struggles. Gender, along with other social factors, plays divisive roles to regulate people’s capacities to respond to climate crises. This paper undertakes a systematic review of the literature to explore the trends of research in...
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Participatory rapid appraisal of farmers’ agricultural knowledge and communication systems
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The impacts of climate change pose imminent and far-reaching challenges for communities across the world. Marginalised communities, particularly in the Global South, who already stand facing socioeconomic hardship, face even further threats in a warming world. Development agencies in recent years have focussed their attention on adaptation at the l...
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This study was conducted to assess and identify the problems of handling reaper and their effects on the farmers’ adoption in the haor region of Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria district through personal interviews with a well-structured questionnaire and focus group discussion. Six different characteristics were selected namely, age, level of educatio...
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Rural development COVID-19: scope to reassess the ongoing trajectory of agriculture and development With COVID-19 set to plunge the world into prolonged crisis, our authors argue against top-down development approaches centred on urbanisation and industrialisation in agriculture-based developing countries. Rather, they maintain, preparing for the a...
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Rural development COVID-19: scope to reassess the ongoing trajectory of agriculture and development With COVID-19 set to plunge the world into prolonged crisis, our authors argue against top-down development approaches centred on urbanisation and industrialisation in agriculture-based developing countries. Rather, they maintain, preparing for the a...
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First paragraph: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis, and the long-term impact of the pan­demic is predicted to reach far beyond today. In a lower-middle-income country with upward economic growth, such as Bangladesh, it is essential first to understand the present situation in order to create a proper recovery plan. Banglades...
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Increasing population growth and decreasing land ratio made it difficult for rural people of Bangladesh to maintain their livelihood. Especially the small-scale farmers find it trickier using their scarce resources. One House One Farm approach (OHOF) is designed to utilize the house and farm resources of the small-scale farmers to improve their liv...
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Livestock sector, especially cattle, is a large contributor to the national economy and a vital nutrition source for millions of people in Bangladesh. Majority of the rural farmers are involved in the homestead cattle rearing along with their main crop cultivation and many of them are using commercial cattle rearing as their main occupation. While...
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Background: Bangladesh is a developing country; so, it is faced with the great challenge of food insecurity. In spite of achieving self-sufficiency in food production, a huge number of people experience the food insecure situation in this country. Since long time ago, scientists are striving to feed the growing population of Bangladesh. However, th...
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Training is a process of enhancing the capabilities of a person to utilize a specific technique or technologies. But various problems hinder its effectiveness. This study tried to investigate the problems faced by the participant farmers in training process on climate risk management in agriculture and to determine the factors that influence their...
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Mobile phone can reduce the transaction cost resulted in increasing the farm productivity. This paper mainly focuses on identifying the factors affecting the use of mobile phone by the farmers and determining the extent of use of mobile phone by the farmers in receiving information on vegetable cultivation. The study was carried out at three villag...
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Conservation agriculture (CA) is one of the alternative practices of agricultural development in Bangladesh. In the present study is investigated to determine the extent of practice of conservation agriculture by the farmers and to explore the factors related to practice of conservation agriculture. Eighty (80) farmers of four villages of Gurudaspu...
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The main purposes of the study were to determine the attitude of farmers towards Thai Koi farming in a selected area of Mymensingh district. Attempt was also made to identify the problems faced by the farmers in Thai Koi farming. Data were obtained from randomly selected 70 Thai Koi farmers of Shaiod and Ahmedpur villages in Kheruajani Union under...
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The major purpose of the study was to determine the livelihood of fish farmers through fish farming in Tarail upazila under Kishoregonj district. Livelihood situation of fish farmers was measured on the basis of five dimensions such as the change in i) food intake, ii) household condition, iii) physical assets, iv) sanitation and v) income due to i...
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The main purpose of the study was to investigate the preference of information sources by the fish farmers with the reasons for such preference. Data were collected from seventy (70) randomly selected fish farmers (out of 350) from two villages of Kumargata union of Muktagachaupazila under Mymensingh district. A pre-tested and structured interview...
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p>The present study was done to examine the employment and income generation of small farmers through family poultry. The objectives of the study were to identify socio economic features of family poultry, to examine the impact of family poultry on household improvement, to determine cost, return and profitability of family poultry, to identify the...
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The purposes of the study were to investigate the effectiveness of training course process on climate risk management in agriculture and to determine the influential factors on the effectiveness of the training course process. Data were collected from the trained farmers of selected three unions of Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur district during 05 A...
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The present study was done to examine the employment and income generation of small farmers through family poultry. The objectives of the study were to identify socio economic features of family poultry, to examine the impact of family poultry on household improvement, to determine cost, return and profitability of family poultry, to identify the p...

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Questions (4)
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I am doing social constructionist research on everyday life. There are so many books on qualitative research that it is hard to decide which one is among the top best ones. I am searching for a book that can be seemed like the best guide for qualitative research methods, data analysis and overall qualitative approach.
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I am facing a problem to choose the right qualitative research approach suitable with social constructionist standpoint. Phenomenology seems quite suitable but I need some solid literature to support that the phenomenological approach is best suited with a constructionist standpoint.
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Can anyone clarify me the transition from diagonistic research to adaptive research on a particular topic? If there are any documents it will be more .
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Energy poverty context in agriculture is a new field. I want some journal article or basic concept on this area. Beside if anyone can suggest any loopholes considering their experience, that would be very helpful.

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Archived project
One House One Farm project is undertaken by the Govt. of Bangladesh in 2009 for the generation and sustainability of overall management of different production programmes. These include seed to seed production, as marketing, preservation and storage of production commodities at the field level at the vision of development of the rural areas. Small-scale farmers (having cultivated land area<1.0 acre) constitute about 72% of total framing community in rural Bangladesh. They are the main drivers of agricultural activities as the land owners hardly cultivate their lands. Under this project, they will produce diversified products which will ensure their food security and also economic stability that will lead to improve their livelihood situations. In many cases, it is observed that farmers are not happy with this project activity. Their livelihood situations are not getting change through this project initiative, though the Govt. is mostly with the project performance. So, there is a gap between farmers’ expectation and project performance. Livelihood improvement of small-scale farmers is a great challenge for the Govt. of Bangladesh. The overall development of the country will not be achieved by neglecting the development of this large segment of population. Hence, appropriate measures should be taken by the GOs and NOGs and development organizations to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in the rural areas of Bangladesh. However, in the passage of time, One House One Farm a project has been established as One House One Farm approach by the people in the rural areas. Though the project has a mandate to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by integrating production, marketing and storage activities, it has yet to measure- i. what are the extent of adoption of one House One Farm approach by the small-scale farmers? ii. how do farmers think about the role of this approach to improve their livelihoods? iii. what are the constraints in adopting this approach? iv. What are factors that may influence farmers to form their attitude towards the role of this approach?
Archived project
Climate change is now a global concern. Agriculture sector is more at risk to climate changes than the other sectors. As one of the most climate risk vulnerable country in the world Bangladesh is fighting with the changing pattern of climate. Climate change causing poor yield, salinity problems, drought, floods, and irregular patterns of rainfall, high temperature, extreme coldness and hotness along the whole country. Agriculture and the people dependent on this sector are at severe risk due the climate risks. Government is taking initiatives to build the capacity of the farmers to cope with these climate risks and also to sustain agriculture sector. Training plays a major role in the capacity building process of farmers. Research on the effectiveness of this type of training is yet to be conducted on a significant level. Without such studies, it is very difficult to state or predict the likely effects of training on climate risk management. So, this study is very much justified to determine the training effectiveness on climate risk management in agriculture. Moreover, the present effect of this type of training is hardly known by the people. The present study is carried out to fulfill the following specific objectives: • To find out the present situation of training on climate risk management • To determine effectiveness of training on climate risk management • To explore the relationship between the selected characteristics of farmers and effectiveness of training • To find out the influential factors affecting the training effectiveness • To explore the constraints faced by the farmers during training