Just when you thought it was all clear after the Covid-19 pandemic had passed, supply chains had largely normalised and most inflationary effects had subsided, El Niño came and hit us square in the face.

The weather pattern, which begins in the central and southern Pacific Ocean, tends to last on average a year. It occurs regularly and often abruptly. Its occurrence has been estimated at every two to seven years. During that time, it can wreak havoc on crop production in many parts of the world, adding impetus to a global ecosystem already under severe strain from the effects of climate change...

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