Agricultural Society Vice President says farmers reeling from impacts of climate change
Climate change is starting to have a devastating impact on Jamaica’s farmers and their crop production.
That’s according to First Vice-President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society Denton Alvaranga.
Speaking on a European Union Delegation to Jamaica panel discussion on climate change last evening (June 5), Mr Alvaranga noted that with some 20 % of the country’s workforce engaged in agriculture, it is critical that the country recognizes the impacts of climate change.
He outlined some of the impacts already being observed by farmers.
Mr Alvaranga noted that a decline in water sources has also been observed, with several rivers such as Pinders and Thomas rivers at historic lows.