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A woman sells oranges in the mountains near Baracoa, Cuba.

Cuba takes economic and tax measures to increase agricultural production

The goal is to counteract the impacts of the recent hurricanes on agriculture and improve the island's productive capacity.
Image of Haiti after tropical storm Hanna, in 2008.

Mesoamerica and the Caribbean build resilience in the eye of the storm

With fertile soil and a favorable climate, Central America and the Caribbean are in a unique position to supply agricultural products to [...]
Fresh coconuts in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Panama to improve coconut farming with help from Cuba

FAO will provide technical assistance for cooperation between Panama and Cuba to improve coconut production.
Flooding in Santa Clara, Cuba, 2007

Cuban Ministry of Agriculture adopts recovery measures after Hurricane Irma

The government is taking swift action to alleviate the effects of the disaster in the affected provinces. 
A man rebuilding his home in the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Irma.

The Caribbean agricultural sector has suffered serious damages from Hurricane Irma

With the storm taking its last parting blows, the Caribbean countries begin to assess the damages. Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and [...]
NASA satellite image of Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma pummels Caribbean and churns towards Florida

The Atlantic’s strongest storm has left destruction across the Caribbean. Witnesses warn others to brace themselves as Irma moves toward Florida.
A Rainbow Infrared graphic of Hurricane Irma from September 4-5 from the GOES Floater satellite.

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Irma nears eastern Caribbean islands

Irma has become one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, and is threatening to slam into Caribbean islands including Puerto [...]
Dark clouds loom over a camp for people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Caribbean cities must prepare themselves for more intense hurricanes

Studies on the risk of high winds in La Habana, for example, show that a Category 3 hurricane (winds from 179 to [...]
Farmers in Auchlyne, Guyana

Guyana to export rice to Cuba starting in September

The Cuban rice market has now been made available to Guyana after a series of negotiations over the past months. As a [...]
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