Climate and Weather: Information and Education

Figure 1 Agriculture & ENSO

Decisions in agriculture are made mainly on daily basis. However, climate forecasts could help a farmer planning in long term basis as commodity prices play the greatest role for many of the times. Long term studies and analysis on the effects of climate change and variability especially those related to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its behavior may help a farmer obtain goals of minimizing losses, gaining profits and also sustaining the environment while farming. Many of the country's economy depend on agriculture and now-a-days ENSO has been proved as a prominent source of weather variability which brings untimely rainfall or sudden drought for more than couple of months. This section of the website provides the knowledge of ENSO, its effects, current status and information on how a farmer can mitigate the impact of ENSO on agriculture.