El Niño to disrupt rains, cut Africa, E Asia harvests, scientists say

Reuters: Farmers in Africa and East Asia are expected to suffer crop losses as extreme weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon alters rainfall patterns, scientists told a conference on climate change in Bonn on Wednesday. The rainy season has been delayed in several African nations, and it is difficult to predict exactly how large the crop losses will be, said Sonja Vermeulen, a University of Copenhagen scientist. "Peanut farmers in Gambia, for example, have already been hit this year," Vermeulen told......

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