Hurricane Recovery Resources for Farmers and Forest Landowners in the U.S. Caribbean.
This vulnerability assessment is meant to provide a baseline “snapshot” of current climate vulnerabilities, along with specific adaptive management strategies to increase the resilience of working lands.
Current drought conditions for the Caribbean Region. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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How does climate change affect agriculture and forestry in the Caribbean?
Scarcity of water for irrigation.
Increased incidence of pests.
Food insecurity.
Low livestock productivity.

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. Rainfall will decrease, particularly in the wet season.

Heat stress increases animal body temperatures, sweating, and panting, and thus reduces animal feed intake and productivity

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 moderate to severe droughts.

This vulnerability assessment is meant to provide a baseline “snapshot” of current climate vulnerabilities, along with specific adaptive management strategies to increase the resilience of working lands.