The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) have this week launched a disaster and drought support website. The website is designed to assist farmers and primary producers with localised support during Queensland’s extreme weather conditions.
The site provides postcode specific financial and social wellbeing support available to farmers in crisis. It allows farmers and primary producers to input their postcode, select their industry and then see results and services specific to their local area which prioritises on-farm and industry specific advice and support.
QFF CEO Ruth Wade says “It can often be confusing and overwhelming when trying to access assistance during drought and natural disasters. Much of the assistance on offer comes from a variety of organisations and different levels of government and these can often be difficult to navigate”.
“In Queensland we have had a long association with cyclones, floods and of course drought with many farmers having to endure one event after another,” Ms Wade said.
The farmer disaster support website was funded by Queensland Government’s Minister Shannon Fentiman’s Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services.