Webinar 2 | Farm profits and community resilience


A rolling symposium on drought, climate change and primary sector resilience

In this webinar, researchers look at the social, economic and cultural impacts of drought in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The concept of ‘resilience’ has recently gained traction in a range of contexts. Its various interpretations and framings are now used to examine a variety of issues, particularly relating to the human dimensions of global change.

In Aotearoa, resilience concepts are used by researchers, policy-makers and practitioners, to prepare for, recover from, and better understand the impacts of climate variability and extremes. For the most part, resilience focuses on change: it includes the ability of a system to maintain its current state despite disturbances, its ability to adapt, and to transform. Resilience covers both stability and change, and often involves identifying what enables farms, individuals or industries to cope – or not – with the impact of a shock.

What is a rolling symposium? 

Three short background webinars, bringing you the latest in climate projections, drought resilience research and land-use science, culminating in an all-day event to generate evidence-based conversation around future drought policy.

Registrations for all three webinars and the all-day event are now open:

Webinar 1 | The future for farmers and growers Deep South Challenge


Kendon Bell

Kendon (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga ki Mataora) is an Economist at Manaaki Whenua and holds a PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics from UC Berkeley. He specialises in the economics of climate change and agriculture.

Nicholas Cradock-Henry

Nicholas Cradock-Henry is a researcher with Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua, responsible for all aspects of land-management research in New Zealand. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Canterbury (2011), and holds a Masters of Environmental Science and post-graduate diploma in Geographic Information Systems. His doctoral research investigated adaptation to climate change and other, non-climatic stressors in agricultural systems in eastern New Zealand.