Adverse Events Framework
The Adverse Events Recovery Framework (the framework) guides the the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) approach to preparing for and implementing recovery activities in response to adverse events that severely affect primary production, viability and profitability.
Adverse events may include events such as fire, flood, severe weather and disease or other adverse events such as drought and/or sudden and unforeseen trade restrictions resulting from an adverse event.
This framework establishes a community-led process to determine the recovery needs for primary production and associated communities as a result of a given event. As part of the framework, PIRSA works in partnership and collaboration with primary producers, industries and other agencies to return primary industry businesses to normal operations as quickly as possible.
The framework establishes a context for defining severity of adverse events from a meteorological (rainfall) perspective, a production perspective and the socio-economic impacts.
The principles in this framework are consistent with arrangements such as the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Drought Program Reform, the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience, the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and South Australia’s State Emergency Management Plan.
Planning and preparedness for adverse events is an ongoing endeavour through the delivery of PIRSA’s core business to assist primary industries and regions to grow and innovate. Our approach to working with primary industries and primary producers ensures we have the networks and intelligence required to support effective recovery programs.