Date Published:
Jun 01, 2006
Focus Area(s):
ACIAR 2006 Vol. II Nos. 1&2

A major cause of the climatic catastrophes being experienced in the country, and in other parts of the world, is the El Niño southern oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. What is more alarming is the seemingly frequent occurrences of the ENSO phenomenon in recent years. This apparent increase in climatic variability equates to elevated risks in agricultural production and postproduction operations; and risks are easily converted to losses when not properly addressed.

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