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ADAPTA - Climate Adaptation Educational Video Series

The Caribbean Climate Sub Hub is partnering with Universities and farmers in the US Caribbean to release ADAPTA, a series of demonstration projects that communicate the best adaptive practices available to local producers. As part of the series, the Caribbean Sub Hub is developing videos and factsheet that draw on information from the Hub vulnerability assessment and highlight adaptation practices in dairy, plantain, fruit and vegetable, and forest production. 

The aim of this 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 purpose of ADAPTA is to deliver climate services, to provide educational resources and a reference tool for practitioners in the form of written documents and short videos. The documents and videos will serve to demonstrate the potential of sustainable farming and forestry practices in reducing threats under climate change and will showcase the diversity of options available based on the experience of local farmers, ranchers and foresters that have implemented or are currently implementing sustainable land management practices. Specifically, we aim to document stories of practitioners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands involved with conservation agriculture (i.e. no tillage, green manure, mulching, use of cover crops and crop rotation), soil and water conservation, agroforestry, integrated pest management, improved livestock management, aquaculture, examples of inclusive food value chains, among others.

Cattle & Dairy Farming in the Tropics” is the first video released and highlights adaptation practices for tropical dairy producers.Watch as Dr. Guillermo Ortiz of the University of Puerto Rico and rancher Neftali Lluch of the Lajas Valley in Puerto Rico discuss various practical steps to combat rising temperatures and prolonged drought!

Click here to watch the original Spanish version: Ganadería Lechera en el Trópico

 

Caribbean Sub Hub Factsheet

The Caribbean Sub Hub Factsheet provides information on the type of agricultural production in the Caribbean, ways climate change and weather variability are affecting Caribbean producers, and examples of adaptation success stories. 

 

Climate Change Webinars

The following webinars provide more information on climate change and agriculture. 

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