Adverse Events

The impact of climate change and generally unpredictable weather in New Zealand, along with our geographical make-up and position along major earthquake fault-lines, means we are extremely vulnerable to adverse events such as floods, drought and earthquakes.

We're proud of the fact that our rural communities are the best at demonstrating resilience and recovery following an adverse event, yet our specialist needs such as animal welfare are often overlooked during an emergency. Federated Farmers has developed an excellent reputation in the response and management of adverse events, working alongside such organisations as the Rural Support Trust, MPI and Civil Defence.  We are often the first port of call during a response, with our members and staff providing a wide range of immediate support and long-term recovery planning. 

What's been happening

Farmer Support for Farmers in Adverse Events

Posted on 27/03/2020
Use this page to find Farmy Army information and Support for flood affected farmers in Southland and West Otago.

Southland and Otago Winter Feed Management Toolkit

Posted on 13/03/2020
This toolkit has been prepared to give farmers options to minimise the impact of the wet 2019-2020 season

Feed Management Toolkit

Posted on 12/03/2020
Federated Farmers has been working to pull together a Feed Management Toolkit for Farmers in Otago and Southland as we are aware that not only were crops and silage production being behind in most of the area...

Adverse Events Contacts