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Informational guides: Taking care of your farm or home after a hurricane The agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provide technical and financial resources to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. The resources listed below include programs for...

Hurricane Recovery Resources for Farmers and Forest Landowners

Cattle & Dairy Farming in the Tropics ADAPTA Climate Change Adaptation Project from the Caribbean Climate Hub Date: December 2015 | Runtime: 13:13 | Language: Spanish with English Subtitles The first video of the ADAPTA series presents Dr. Guillermo Ortiz of the...

ADAPTA | Climate Adaptation Project

New Video For Kids! Sr. Sapo is a very popular figure among kids in Puerto Rico and Latin America and he has a new healthy hobby, agriculture! The USDA Caribbean Climate Hub and the group Atención Atención Inc. partnered to produce the video that talks about how food is grown...

Teach Kids about Farming, Climate, and Soil with Sr. Sapo and the Caribbean Climate Hub

Exploring the USDA in the Caribbean

In this Story Map developed by the Caribbean Climate Hub you will find information about USDA agencies that provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and forest landowners who wish to improve their operations and/or establish conservation practices on...

Story Map: Exploring the USDA in the Caribbean

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Agriculture and forestry practices in the U.S. Caribbean have had 500 years of North American, European, and African influence, as well as the legacy of indigenous cultures and farming practices. There is also a century of high caliber research in agriculture and forestry at...

Caribbean Hub Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Map of Puerto Rico displaying forest types

Overview Issues of water quality and scarcity are of great concern across the U.S. Caribbean. In recent years Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced uncommonly dry weather that has caused moderate to severe droughts. In 2014-2015, severe drought in Puerto Rico...

Drought Effects on Forests and Rangelands in the US Caribbean

Climate Effects on Livestock and Dairy Heat stress increases animal body temperatures, sweating, and panting, and thus reduces animal feed intake and productivity In dairy cows, heat stress reduces: the amount of milk produced, milk fat and protein content, and fertility rates....

Focus on Livestock in the Caribbean

Potential climate change effects, risks, and vulnerabilities: Puerto Rico is expected to warm faster than the global average, with increases in both mean and extreme temperatures, including more days per year over 95°F and nights warmer than 85°F. Rainfall will decrease,...

Climate Change in the Caribbean

How does climate change affect agriculture and forestry in the Caribbean? Scarcity of water for irrigation. Drought decreases the environmental carrying capacity and productivity of the soil. Sea level rise can cause the salinization of aquifers and loss of agricultural lands on...

Agriculture and Forestry in the Caribbean

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