Farms weather power shortages

Farmers in both hemispheres are struggling to cope with heat waves and droughts while pondering the prospect of future power supply disruptions, finds Maria Kielmas

Weather and energy risk management is now the top priority for farmers on bothsides of the equator. This year’s heat wave in Europe caught agriculturalindustries largely unprepared, and they are now counting the costs of spoiltcrops.

Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere experienced the periodic passage of the ElNiño Southern Oscillation climatic effect. This is a disruption in theocean-atmosphere system, occurring every two to seven years, in the equatorialPacific that causes droughts in

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