Assessment of Drought using DRAS and DSSAT Model

The Drought Assessment (DRAS) Model, which is a computerized framework linked with GIS and developed by CEGIS, provides information to farmers to help them ensure water supply for periods when rainfall is inadequate. The information can be utilized by planners in preparing a disaster management plan for the affected parts of the country. Another model is the Decision Support System for Agro technology Transfer (DSSAT), which has been used to simulate crop yield due to climate change for BR 11, BR 14 and BRRI Dhan 29 in the years 2030 and 2050. A framework for integrated adaptation measure has also been developed with key components which can be an effective tool for drought management at national level.