About the Project
The Caribbean Climate and Agriculture GeoDatabase (CCLIMAg) is an outreach effort to recognize “who is doing and producing what” in the region to improve the connection between producers with consumers and organizations working with agriculture, forestry and climate mitigation and adaptation in the Caribbean. This tool serves to (1) identify the interests and capacities of different stakeholders, (2) to map and build a regional directory of the agriculture and forestry community with information about farmer’s markets, including market locations, directions, product offerings, and (3) to create a project database covering climate change adaptation efforts, state and federal conservation projects, agroforestry projects, sustainable forestry, and research initiatives related with these topics. The goal of CCLIMAg is to to streamline knowledge sharing across similar interest groups and producers, to educate about climate change and its effects in the Caribbean, and to provide examples of adaptation practices that farmers can use to build resilience. We hope this tool will assist the entire working lands community share success stories and management practices across geographic and administrative boundaries. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have a wealth of local knowledge and experience that needs to be shared.