Drought brought on by climate change is undermining efforts to improve food security in the Caribbean, and the Trinidad-based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is studying drought-resistant crop varieties for use by the region’s farmers. “We are working with certain commodities and doing applied research aimed at producing them in the dry season,” CARDI’s Dr. Gregory Robin told IPS. “We’re starting first with the crops that are more significantly affected by drought.”
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