The topic chosen for the next NZIAHS Canterbury Forum – building resilient production systems – has been decided because of the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The cyclone exposed failings in the resilience not only of the country’s physical infrastructure, land management systems and communications systems, but also illustrated how many of our key primary industries are less resilient than they may need to be in future.
The forum will be held on Wednesday 25 October (8.50am to 3.00pm) in the Stewart Lecture Theatre at Lincoln University.
It will address the resilience of New Zealand’s agricultural and horticultural production systems, with emphasis on both the systems and the resilience of their supporting infrastructure, science, and financial systems.
Prof Grant Edwards, Vice-Chancellor Lincoln University;
Prof Richard McDowell, Chief Scientist Our Land & Water NSC /AgResearch;
Grant Matthews, Principal Advisor, MPI;
Jon Manhire, The Agribusiness Group;
Dr Nick Cradock-Henry, Principal Social Scientist, GNS;
Dr Robyn Dynes, Senior Scientist, AgResearch;
Jo Drummond, Senior Research, FAR;
Assoc Prof Clive Kaiser and Dr John Saunders, Lincoln University;
Angela Clifford, Co-Founder, Eat New Zealand;
Karen Williams, National Rural Propositions Manager, FMG.
To register the cost is $130 for members and $150 for non-members, and only $30 for students. An online registration at $80 (using Teams) is also available.
Learn more HERE.