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Covid 19 sharpens agribusiness focus on staff and supplier mental health

April 01 2020 by NZ Herald

The pandemic will throw a spotlight on many business practices but none so much as the quality of an organisation's mental health support systems for its staff - and for an agribusiness, its farmer and grower suppliers.

Beef processor and exporter Greenlea, and Open Country, the country's second biggest dairy manufacturer, are large companies but believe their strong "family" cultures are good foundations for mental health support and will help them through this unprecedented grim time.

New Zealand's global kiwifruit marketer Zespri, with more than 600 employees, half based overseas, prides itself on its strong community culture and says it's times like this when the collaborative nature of the kiwifruit industry shines.

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