La Niña: Early warning - early action analysis for a potential La Niña in 2016/2017

  • 01/07/2016
  • FAO

The publication consolidates a synthetic analysis on La Niña and its potential impacts on agriculture and food security, specifically in the regions that are now dealing with the consequences of El Niño. It provides early action recommendations in the agriculture sector to either reap the beneficial outcomes of La Niña, or prevent, mitigate and prepare for its negative effects. The publication explores the following key aspects: current forecast for the potential occurrence of La Niña in 2016; overview of typical La Niña impact patterns; and potential early action opportunities for the regions of Africa, America, and Asia and Pacific.