Hawke's Bay/East Coast Branch: Regional drought strategy workshop

Location: Beef+Lamb NZ Regional Office, L2, 15 Joll Road, Havelock North, New Zealand

Date: 11/03/2021

Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Please note: this event has been rescheduled to 11 March

Seeking your help to develop a Hawke's Bay Drought Resilience Strategy

In light of the impact of the drought last year in the Hawke's Bay region and the risk of more frequent and severe droughts in the future, a number of government agencies and organisations have agreed to work with the rural profession and the farming sector to identify ways of improving the resilience of farmers to respond to such events.

To help improve farmers' capability to prepare for and respond to severe droughts and adverse events, we would like to invite you to a workshop to develop a strategy and action plan.

During the workshop we would like to explore why some farmers appeared to cope better than others, and identify reasons for this and how these lessons might be picked up by others. We would also like to look at tools available, or potential new tools, that can assist farmers in managing drought conditions.

We hope that you (or a representative of your organisation) can attend this half day workshop to develop a regional drought strategy for the Hawke's Bay.

Agenda:

12:30pm Lunch

1:00pm Introductions and brief on proposed drought strategy and action plan

1:15pm Presentation from Lochie MacGillivray - initial scoping for a Drought Resilience Strategy followed by questions

2:00pm Discussion key barriers/challenges and/or opportunities for improving management during droughts

3:00pm Break

3:15pm Discussion on potential solutions to barriers/challenges and "owners" for them

4:30pm Wrap up and summary of outcomes

5:00pm Workshop concludes

To download the report on Initial Scoping for a Drought Resilience Strategy click here.

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