This study Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) of the Agricultural Sector to Climate Change, has been developed based on the methodology established by the CCCCC: Vulnerability and Capacity Manual, A Methodological Guide to conduct and integrate assessment vulnerability and capacity in the Caribbean region (Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment Methodology. a Guidance Manual for the conduct and mainstreaming of climate change vulnerability and capacity assessments in the Caribbean Region) and considered the study area defined contractually as the area comprising Province of San Juan and Hondo Valley Sub Area Elías Piña Province.
Chapter 1 provides a brief description of the Dominican Republic and general conditions that characterize the current status and overall context in which the project is located.
Chapter 2 provides the conceptual framework to be used as a tool to unify criteria;
Chapter 3 describes the methodology used for each developed activity, dates, leveraged tools and limitations.
Chapter 4 is the characterization of the study area itself, placing the reader directly into the geographical, socioeconomic and physical space to be evaluated.
Chapter 5 identifies the types of capital and its role in community development, focusing on the interaction between the capital and the expansion of capital can affect the expansion of others.
Chapter 6 Vulnerability Analysis developed presents the detailed methodology described has been applied, integrated vulnerability indicators used, results and analysis thereof.
Chapter 7 summarizes the results of the workshops and interviews conducted with communities, their perceptions about the effects of climate change, vulnerability and adaptive capacity.
Finally, Chapter 8 presents the key findings of the project and recommended by the technical team that has participated in the same strategies.
The analysis of information collected and the products developed during the VCA, allowed defining conclusions concerning the vulnerabilities of the area to Climate Change and its variability; and establish the recommendations deemed necessary to reduce their exposure and sensitivity and increasing adaptive capacity, in order to make these communities more resilient to the projected scenarios.