The resilience of rural businesses against natural disasters: rural supply chain resilience

An analysis of resilience strengths and weaknesses of the interlinked supply chains of rural and rural support businesses in New Zealand.

This project gathered in-depth supply chain assessments from dozens of rural and rural-support businesses that were affected by the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake with the aim of improving supply chain resilience and strengthening the rural sector in New Zealand.

Read the full report: The importance of personal relationships in risk mitigation: Meeting with business owners in North Canterbury

Project team
  • Joanne Stevenson, Resilient Organisations
  • Dr Robert Radics, Scion
  • Dr Paul Childerhouse, Massey University
  • Michael Wang, Scion
Project sponsors

This work has been funded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment through the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Kia manawaroa – Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa.

Resilience to Nature's Challenges

Visit the Resilience Challenge Rural Programme page for further information and papers.

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