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AsureQuality AgriBase

AgriBase

AgriBase is one of Aotearoa's most interesting databases. It spatially maps almost every farm in the country. Providing each with its own traceable ID, it holds information on approximately 144,500 live (current) New Zealand rural properties.

These include properties involved in livestock farming, arable cropping, horticulture, viticulture, or forestry. Lifestyle blocks and conservation estate are also included in AgriBase. 

AgriBase is the most complete and wide-ranging farm database in Aotearoa 

About AgriBase

AgriBase holds key contact details for the farm. It has information about: farm type, size, animal numbers by stock class, planted areas for different orchard or crop types (including forestry), and the spatial coordinates of the farm usable within a geographic information system (GIS).


AgriBase is largely used to

  • Support initiatives that enhance New Zealand’s agricultural productivity and ability to trade;
  • Support rural responses to disease, pests, and other emergencies;
  • Produce agricultural statistics and to assist fundraising by rescue services.

Both government and industry sector groups use AgriBase as a master index for all rural land holdings involved in some form of primary production.


To date, some examples of its use include

  • Biosecurity threats
    • When a pest or disease outbreak occurs within New Zealand, AgriBase is used to facilitate trace backs and disease containment.
  • Disaster relief
    • The AgriBase unique farm ID has been used to locate and contact properties affected by drought, fire, snow or flooding to assess levels of damage and assist with applications for Government funded relief.
  • Flood recovery planning
    • Spatial data from AgriBase has been used to calculate the proportion of land affected by slips, enabling farmers and growers to determine likely future effects on production.
  • Land use planning 
    • The AgriBase unique farm ID has enabled land use planning based on historic data recorded against the ID, including previous land use, historic heavy metal or other chemical residues, etc.
  • Within farm planning 
    • AgriBase has assisted individual farmers with fertiliser planning, mapping of on-farm hazards and recording stock exclusion from waterways.
  • Research
    • Researchers and research organisations have used AgriBase and its spatial capability to evaluate land use change and future potential, support water quantity and quality modelling and contribute to epidemiological research into human and animal health issues.

Find Answers to Common Questions

How do I register my property on AsureQuality's AgriBase database?

1. Find the relevant form on this page. Choose from AgriBase Property Registration forms for General, Poultry, Horticulture, Equine, or Pork farms. If you are unsure, please use the General form DOCX (60 KB)

2. Complete the form that applies to you with your property ownership and management information, property details, location, and property enterprise details.  

3. Send the completed form to us via emailWe will then input this information into the AgriBase database where it is held securely (external link)