The USDA Caribbean Climate Hub, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust’s Recuperación Agrícola program, developed a series of One USDA drought adaptation workshops to increase farmer capacity to face challenges caused by droughts, extreme events, and climate change. The workshop series also highlighted the initiative of “One USDA” which strengthens collaboration among USDA agencies to better serve land managers across the U.S. and affiliated territories.
The Hub invited USDA agencies to collaborate in the workshops by providing information about practices and assistance programs relevant to climate change and drought. Various representatives from USDA agencies, such as Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Rural Development (RD), collaborated in each workshop.
These workshops highlighted the topic of drought as it is one of the most frequent extreme events faced by Puerto Rican farmers.