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Assessment of the vulnerability of Jamaica’s agricultural sector to the adverse consequences of severe weather events

by Bedasse, Janet; IICA, Kingston (Jamaica) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: IICA P40 Publisher: Jamaica: IICA, 2018Description: 53 p.ISBN: 978-92-9248-792-8.Summary: The report provides a list of recommendations for the agriculture sector in general, and others for specific sub-sectors, all of which can help the sector to adapt to vulnerabilities related to climate variables. In concluding, there is need for the agriculture sector to fully appreciate its vulnerability to climate variability and climate change and prepare accordingly. The list below outlines general considerations for improving sector preparedness. 1) The case studies highlight that farmers are already perceiving changes in the climate, but do not yet fully understand what is happening or what they should do to adapt to those changes. They will require guidance in this regard. 2) The agricultural sector must become more knowledgeable about weather and climate signals and put climate change and climate variability theory into practice. 3) Aggressively promote information on preparing for weather events and best practices that build disaster-resilient agricultural communities. 4) Mainstream climate change considerations into all agricultural sector and sub-sector policies, strategies and action plans. 5) Review the method of reporting on losses from extreme weather events to include the vulnerabilities associated with such losses, along with recommendations for farmers in the different locations. 6) To combat drought, consider adoption of farming techniques used in more arid areas of the world, such as conservation agriculture and minimum tillage. 7) Consider serious fines for farmers who still engage in the practice of slash and burn, given the strong potential for bush fires during dry conditions. 8) Weather insurance should be integrated strongly into all agricultural operations.

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Subject(s): ACCIDENTES ATMOSFERICOS | | ACCIDENT CLIMATIQUE | IMPACTO AMBIENTAL | | IMPACT SUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT | IMPACTO AMBIENTAL | | IMPACT SUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT | SECTOR AGRARIO | | SECTEUR AGRICOLE | CULTIVOS | | PLANTE DE CULTURE | EXPORTACIONES | | EXPORTATION | CULTIVO PROTEGIDO | | CULTURE SOUS ABRI | GANADO | | BETAIL | CANA DE AZUCAR | | CANNE A SUCRE | BANANO | | BANANE | CAFE | | CAFE | THEOBROMA CACAO | | THEOBROMA CACAO | HORTALIZAS DE RAIZ | | LEGUME RACINE | JAMAICA | JAMAICA | JAMAIQUE | -- GESTION DE RIESGOS | -- Jamaica
Item type Location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Documento digital Documento digital Colección IICA IICA P40 (Browse shelf) Available BVE18040318

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