Human induced climate change, and
increasing climate variability, as well as other environmental issues such as land degradation threaten the
ability of the Caribbean nations to meet the needs of its population for food.
To address these challenges it is
important to integrate the issues of climate variability and climate change into resource use and development
Decreasing the vulnerability of
agriculture to natural climate variability is a key issue for small islands like Jamaica, and introducing
seasonal forecasts into management decisions can reduce this vulnerability of agriculture to droughts and
Therefore, short and long term
precipitation forecasts as well as drought monitoring products will assist in making critical decisions about
the growing season for crops as well as irrigation scheduling.
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