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What is seasonality and why does it matter?
Seasonality has long been recognised as a major determinant of poverty, food insecurity and hunger in tropical countries. Agricultural seasonality arises from the peculiar feature of farming in the tropics: that farmers harvest only once or twice each year, which means that their livelihoods depend crucially on a successful harvest.
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