Due to climate change, the Caribbean region is becoming drier and hotter, being affected by rising sea levels and more frequent extreme events. Climatic projections indicate that temperatures in the region will continue to rise and that rainfall patterns will change making the dry season more extensive and extreme rain events occur in the rainy season.
The USDA Caribbean Climate Climate Hub has the task of identifying and documenting sustainable management practices that farmers, ranchers, producers and managers of agricultural and forestry lands can adopt to increase their resilience to climate change.
OneUSDA workshops provide educational resources for professionals in the agricultural and forestry sectors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through training workshops and videos. The workshops bring together USDA agencies, extensionists and outstanding agricultural professionals in one place for an open exchange of climate-smart strategies in Caribbean agriculture and forestry.