The Canterbury earthquakes: Impacts on farming organisations

Zac Whitman, Erica Seville, Tom Wilson, John Vargo

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 4, August 2012, p 5-10


In this issue of the APEC SME Monitor, a variety of topics were discussed through the experts of APEC SME Crisis Management Center. Under the first section, "SME Development", the need to build disaster resilient societies has been widely reiterated due to the serious damages from natural disaster. Expert refers to the statistics of Thailand flood impact on the local automotive production and supply chains during 2011, where considerable emphasis was placed on the importance of developing public private partnerships within our own economies to ensure long-term sustainability of businesses.

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