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About the Caribbean Climate Hub

The Caribbean Climate Hub (CCH) is located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and is one of ten Regional Hubs nationwide. This network of Climate Hubs will work with USDA to deliver science based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners that will help them to adapt to climate change and weather variability by coordinating with local and regional partners in federal and state agencies, universities, and the public. The CCH is focused on tropical forestry and agriculture and provides:

  • Technical support for agricultural land and forest managers to respond to drought, heat stress, floods, pests, and changes in growing season in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
  • Outreach and education farmers, ranchers, forest managers and advisers on ways to build resilience to extreme weather events and thrive despite change.

Information generated and delivered by the CCH can positively impact food security the sustainability of forestry and agriculture for not only the US Caribbean, but also for the 42 million people that live in the Greater Caribbean region, as well as areas such as the Florida Peninsula and the Pacific Islands, which share subtropical and tropical, oceanic and coastal dominated weather, climate and ecological systems.


The Mission of the CCH is to help society sustain and improve the viability of forestry and agricultural production, the availability and quality of soil and water resources, the viability and quality of rural lifestyles, and food security in light of climate variability and change. The Goal of the CCH is to develop and deliver information related to climate, agriculture, and forestry for better planning and implementation of actions related to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in tropical working lands.


The Vision of the CCH is that agencies, organizations, producers, managers, and decision-makers work collaboratively to promote sustainable and best management practices that ensure food, water, and other vital resources are available in the US Caribbean by sustaining and strengthening the services provided by natural land and seascapes, working lands and rural communities in the face of changing climate.

The Caribbean Climate Hub located at the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Jardín Botánico Sur 1201 Calle Ceiba San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926-1119.



Contact Us

For more information or questions:

I am a farmer or forest owner, how I can build resilience to climate change?

The Caribbean Climate Hub provides information, access to resources, tools and lectures on sustainable management practices for adaptation and mitigation of climate change. In order to assist you, please contact us and let us know:

  • What types of crops do you have?
  • What are the most serious challenges you are currently facing?
  • What kind of training do you need?

Our mission as part of the USDA Climate Hubs Network is to educate and disseminate scientific information to increase climate resilience in the US Caribbean.