A knowledge of the relative suitability of land for agriculture will help with the development of strategic plans, which protect land highly suited to agriculture and identify land more suited to non-agricultural activities.
NSW DPI produces agricultural land classification maps, on a local government area basis, which rank land on its suitability for agricultural production. The maps are produced by evaluating biophysical, social and economic factors that influence the use of land for agriculture.
This publication describes NSW DPI’s agricultural land classification system. It aims to help natural resource planners and managers in their use and interpretation of agricultural land classification maps.