The Greater Hamilton is ideally placed to meet growing worldwide demand for farm products and services.
The region has embraced nationwide food production targets by increasing diversification and pursuing value-adding opportunities. New research and development is also paving the way for increased production with a smaller environmental footprint and improved quality assurance.
The focus is on long-term sustainability. More intensive use of land with new enterprises like horticulture, viticulture, and plantation timber continues to enhance the region’s economy and improve job prospects.
For new and existing producers, vertical integration is being expanded, with a growing number overseeing the complete paddock-to-plate process.
The potential for new agricultural manufacturing industries is equally as exciting, with the widespread availability of development-ready industrial land linked to 3-phase power, high pressure gas and water supply.