El Niño, a climate phenomenon characterized by the periodic warming of sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, has far-reaching effects on weather patterns worldwide. Among these effects are El Niño rains, which can bring increased and erratic precipitation to many regions. While this can be a boom for agriculture, it also poses risks such as flooding, erosion and crop damage. Farmers must be proactive and well-prepared to navigate these challenges.
Over the past years, standard land use and industrial farming practices have caused a decrease in land suitable for food production. Instead of creating soil that’s rich in nutrients, these practices reduce soil fertility.