IRAP Hosts Climate Workshops in Jamaica

IRAP is set to host a workshop series in nine communities in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica over the next 6-8 months. The workshops are designed to discuss the relationships between weather and climate and coffee challenges and the ways in which weather and climate information can inform coffee management. Additionally, the workshops will introduce a new text messaging service to the farmers. These workshops will be conducted in June and August, 2017, and in January, 2018. The outcomes of the workshops will be to create a useful pilot messaging service, train farmers on available climate and weather information tools, and learn effective ways of connecting climate and weather information to small-scale farmers, which will inform the broader climate service community of practice.