The Caribbean Agricultural research Development Institute (CARDI) is urging regional farmers to implement water conservation strategies to deal with the drought situation now confronting the Caribbean.

CARDI said that the Barbados-based Caribbean Regional Climate Centre, is warning that some countries in the Caribbean are more likely to experience drought conditions this dry season as a weak to moderate El Niño becomes more likely.

The centre said that the drought conditions could most likely last until the end of this month and has issued warnings for Barbados, The Cayman Islands and Suriname, while Antigua, northern Bahamas, southeastern Belize, much of Cuba, Dominica, northern & eastern Dominican Republic, northern French Guiana, much of Guyana, eastern Jamaica, Martinique, northwestern Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been placed on drought watch.

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