Keep your Tuesday lunchtimes free for the rest of May and save-the-date for the 31st May.
‘Growing Kai Under Increasing Dry’ is a seminar series created to encourage primary sector resilience through the impacts of climate change and, as a result of that, drought.
Climate change and drought is changing New Zealand land and the way we farm.
‘Growing Kai Under Increasing Dry’ is three free webinars throughout May, followed by one day-long seminar in Wellington which will also be free online.
The webinar topics cover the background of the issue: ‘Drought and the changing climate’. All three webinars fall on a Tuesday and go for an hour starting at 11am.
The first webinar is the 11th May and focuses on what the future looks like for farmers and growers. The second is the 18th May and goes into farm profits and community resilience. Lastly, the third is the 25th May and asks what farmers should be growing and where.
This all leads up to and prepares for the all-day symposium event on Monday 31st May. This event will be held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington and is free to attend. If you can’t make it in person, there’s an option to attend the event online.
Organiser for The Deep South, Angela Halliday, says it’s a great opportunity for farmers and growers to be part of the discussion to generate sound-science decisions around future drought policies.
“By bringing together the latest in climate modelling and adaptation research with the policymakers and farmers and growers this hui will ask how we can continue to grow and adapt for the future,” Angela says.
“The key to facing these changes is resilience and that’s exactly what these webinars are about.”
You can visit any of the participating Science Challenge websites to register: