Flooding and the food system

Our hearts go out to all those that have been affected by the flooding events that have recently impacted many regions and communities across Australia. Flooding has affected many of key agricultural regions, and this will no doubt have a ripple effect on our food system and food supply. 

It’s not just the recent rains that have affected farmers. The BOM has stated that climate change is increasing ‘high intensity short duration rainfall events’ which are associated with extreme flooding. Farmers have been feeling the effects of this for months now, with many already experiencing high levels of crop loss or having to sell off livestock early. Glenbernie Orchard in Darkes Forest NSW has received record rainfalls this year, and has described it as having a“…worse impact on their business than COVID”.

Resources for those affected by the floods

The following support has been made available to those affected by the floods. We will share any further information for supports as we are made aware:

If you want to help

There are many organisations and enterprises doing amazing things that would benefit from volunteering and financial support, whether for immediate relief, or longer-term action towards climate resilience:

Our friends over at Sustainable Table have also put together this Victorian Flood Relief 2022 guide that has additional links to fundraisers and organisations that you can support. 

Do you know of organisations or enterprises that have been affected by flooding across 2022 and need help?
Maybe they need an extra pair of hands on the farm or have a crowd funding campaign?

Let us know via email or get in touch with us via social media and we will help spread the word.

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