Agricultural land evaluation is a tool designed to assist state and local government authorities formulate policies for the sustainable management of agricultural land.
The methodology that was used is based on evaluating land resources and matching their limitations with the requirements (biophysical, economic and social) of agricultural enterprises.
The Taree Agricultural Land Classification Report applies to the Taree Local Government Area. The report assists in interpretation of the Taree Agricultural Land Classification Map prepared by NSW Agriculture in September 2000.
The agricultural land classification map provides:-
(a) generalised interpretation of agricultural land suitability based on landform, soil, vegetation, climatic, economic and social characteristics, and
(b) ranking of rural lands in terms of suitability for agricultural enterprises, within sustainable agricultural systems.
The agricultural land classification map represents a point in time. The agricultural land classification map indicates the potential suitability of rural lands for a particular intensity of agricultural use.