The Caribbean Climate Climate Hub for Tropical Agriculture and Forestry 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.
ADAPTA provides climate services and provides educational resources for professionals in the agricultural sector in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through videos, factsheets and training workshops.
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.
ADAPTA Series Trailer | Examples of Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change
The ADAPTA series included five (5) theoretical and practical workshops on agricultural and forestry management techniques that help reduce the risks associated with extreme climate events and the mitigation of greenhouse gases, with the aim of:
- Train on best practices and technologies that increase the capacity of farmers to prevent, reduce and recover from the effects of climate change;
- Promote strategies that help increase the productivity of the agricultural sector;
- Facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge between producers and researchers to identify and disseminate best adaptation and mitigation practices.
The ADAPTA workshops of the Caribbean Climate Hub are possible thanks to a collaboration between the Model Forest Office of Puerto Rico, the Josco Bravo Agroecological Project and the College of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico.
Previous ADAPTA Workshop 2017-2018
Workshop #1: Conservation and sustainable management of agricultural soils: erosion control, compost, biofertilizers, green manures, sowing to the contour and more (2017)
Workshop #2: Managing climate variability: efficient water use for irrigation, Keyline method, pest control and crop association (2018)
Workshop #3: Use of cover plants for adaptation to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gases (2018)
Workshop #4: Creating socio-ecological resilience to climate change through forestry in the new forests of Puerto Rico (2018)
Workshop #5: Minimizing the carbon footprint in dairy production: design and use of nutritional diets and good livestock management (2018)
The workshops are specifically aimed at farmers, agronomists, agricultural entrepreneurs and owners of farms, and offer a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge.