Factsheet: Climate-Resilient Farming
Farmers in Central America and the Caribbean are highly vulnerable to the impacts of a changing and variable climate. Current and projected changes in temperature, precipitation and the frequency of droughts, hurricanes and other extreme events threaten the region’s ability to meet goals for food security and economic growth. Farmers here typically lack access to timely, user-friendly climate and weather information (referred to as “climate services”) that can help them make well-informed decisions about when to plant, what to plant, how to manage pests and what kinds of fertilizer and other inputs to use.
IRI has been working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve climate services in the region and foster awareness about their availability and use. We’re helping to increase dialogue between meteorological agencies, universities and other information providers and users so that climate services are shared and applied more effectively.
Download the new Climate Resilient Farming fact sheet to learn more about the ways we’re helping USAID make the agriculture sector in Central America and the Caribbean more climate resilient.