Tag: Food security

El Niño wreaking havoc in the Philippines

The irregular weather pattern has caused sudden drought in main food-growing regions, threatening to spark shortages, inflation and unrest. By Bong S Sarmiento, Mindanao March 13, 2019 El Niño is parching farms and drying up water supplies in the Philippines, with the southern island of Mindanao taking the […]

East Africa Food Security Alert: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 Significant October to December rainfall deficits to result in below-average crop and livestock production Across the Horn of Africa, rainfall performance during the October to December Deyr/short rains season has been significantly below average and erratically distributed. Based on rainfall to date and the NOAA/CPC […]

Worries on El Niño winds

Ethan Harfenist June 2015 With the weather pattern known as El Niño currently stirring up the Pacific Ocean, experts are expressing concern that parts of Cambodia may soon face drought conditions that could rival the devastating effects the weather system brought nearly 20 years ago. A cyclical changing […]