The aim of the ADAPTA project is to identify and document local successes in sustainable land management practices that farmers, ranchers and landowners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands could adopt to build climate change resilience. The Caribbean Climate Hub is partnering with farmers, agricultural advisers, universities and NGOs in the US Caribbean to release a series of demonstration projects that communicate the best adaptive practices available to local producers.
As part of the series, we are developing videos and factsheets that draw on information from the Hub Vulnerability Assessment and highlight adaptation practices in dairy, plantain, fruit and vegetable, and forest production. With this outreach project we deliver climate services, provide educational resources and a reference tool for practitioners in the form of written documents and short videos. ADAPTA document stories of practitioners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands involved with conservation agriculture and practices like no tillage, green manure, mulching, use of cover crops and crop rotation, soil and water conservation, agroforestry, integrated pest management, and other.
STAY TUNED – ADAPTA WORKSHOPS COMING SOON – AUGUST 2017!