Kingston hosting regional climate resilience workshop
25 July, 2018 (Jamaica Observer) MORE than 20 agricultural stakeholders from the region are benefiting from a five-day training worshop in Climate Resilience Advanced Crop Modelling, which opened in Kingston, Jamaica, on Monday.
The participants are from Jamaica, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, and include agronomists, agricultural extension officers and agrometeorologists, farmers, and researchers.
Crop and livestock impact modelling, which is relatively new to the Caribbean, uses technology to develop and test multiple climate and weather scenarios, validates them using field data, and then explores expected impacts and possible options for adaptation in farming.
The objective is to better prepare farmers to deal with weather uncertainties associated with climate change.
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