Dominican Republic Fact Sheet: Increased Resilience of People to the Impacts of Climate Change
This fact sheet is an overview of USAID work in the Dominican Republic to increase the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change in order to reduce insecurity and economic losses caused by climate change-induced severe weather events.
In the Dominican Republic, USAID is working with local, national and regional organizations on information management, land use planning and implementation of small-scale adaptation actions.
Through this project, USAID is improving the ability of local populations to acquire, understand, and manage climate change information and use this information to improve municipal land use planning. USAID is also helping small farmers strengthen their livelihoods and climate resilience through the implementation of climate smart approaches to agriculture, enhanced cocoa production and processing, and the development of a climate index insurance product.
Expected project results include the creation of a web-based climate change information observatory, micro-insurance for small-dairy producers, installation of 262 state of the art weather stations, improved agricultural livelihoods and food security, and enhanced agroforestry-based cocoa and coffee production and small-scale processing systems.
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