Farmers warned: La Niña seen to follow El Niño
IN its monthly forecast, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is expecting the country to face La Niña after the recent experience of El Niño.
The country is expecting continuous shortfall in rice inventory and will not be able to meet its rice-sufficiency target before the end of the Aquino administration.
With the occurrence of El Niño, to be followed by La Niña, it will be another blow, as the inventory and production is expected to continue to go down further. The agri sector has posted a negative-growth rate year-on-year, resulting in a spike of the prices of basic commodities.
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