Farms of the future

Technology and innovation are boosting Auckland’s farming future

Auckland Council is the biggest urban farmer in the region.

With 1500 hectares of green space as farms across 19 regional parks, Auckland boasts some of the most picturesque coastal farmland in New Zealand.

Auckland’s farming future is getting a boost from technology and innovation. Farms and Food for the Future is a new initiative that is embracing technology to protect our green spaces and transform our farming practices.

When people think of ways to improve farming practices, physical labour like shearing, fencing, and drenching often springs to mind.

But Auckland Council’s Head of Innovation, Matt Montgomery, says technological solutions designed in collaboration with other organisations are an increasingly important part of the council’s efforts to improve its farming practices.