The bulletin of the Caribbean Society for Agricultural Meteorology (CariSAM) replaces the bulletin of the Caribbean Agro-Meteorological Initiative (CAMI). This bulletin is prepared by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) in collaboration with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). The previous Agro-climatological Bulletin reported on significant pass and present weather and climatic conditions that are essential to agriculture at National, Regional and local levels.
Each issue of the CariSAM bulletin takes a look at the climate of the previous month, highlighting any agricultural impacts as well as provides climate smart information to the stakeholders. Climate products produced through CIMH’s Regional Climate Centre such as its drought monitoring products as well as forecasting products (rainfall, temperature, and drought) are embedded within the bulletin for useful information to guide decision making and planning. Visit CariSAM at carisam.cimh.edu.bb
The National bulletins illustrate average extreme values of meteorological, agro-meteorological and hydro-meteorological elements, with information presented as graphs, tables, drawings, maps, satellite imagery and text. Some bulletins also give an overview of the state and phases of agricultural crops, forest plantation and farm animal development. They may also feature forecasted agro-climatological conditions with descriptions of their possible effects on developments and yield.