Navigation for Insight

Drought Hawkes Bay from spaceThe recent drought in many parts of the country has raised questions about whether New Zealand's farmers and growers are prepared enough for a changing climate.

Agricultural experts warn there will be dire consequences if the country's primary producers don't take climate change into account as they plan for the future.

Reporter Andrew McRae looks into water storage, farming practices and whether a changing climate is necessarily all bad for the agricultural sector.

He talks to scientists, farmers and industry leaders about the effects of climate change and asks whether the industry needs to be better prepared.

Photo: Hawkes Bay in drought, courtesy of Cmdr Chris Hadfield/NASA