International Sugar Journal

El Nino–Southern Oscillation influences on sugarcane   production in Fiji – an exploratory investigation. [Full subscriber]

Abstract El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events play a significant part in affecting agricultural productivity, in Fiji. In this study the effects of climate variability on sugarcane production in Fiji have been analyzed. Rainfall is an important factor for sugarcane production in Fiji. As rainfall is significantly affected by El Niño and La Niña which thereby affects the position and intensity of the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) near Fiji, cane production is accordingly affected. In this study two parameters  were evaluated. The  parameters assessed were seasonal and sub seasonal rainfall and cane yield against various categories of ENSO (based on…

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