North Canterbury is an abundant food basket and is internationally renowned for agricultural quality, traceability and provenance. North Canterbury’s agricultural industry involves mixed farming, incorporating cropping, wool and livestock production as well as dairy, fruit and vegetable production and viticulture.

We have an array of niche producers growing and producing products such as hemp, seeds, honey, olives, nuts and truffles. Home to excellent growing conditions, affordable land and abundant agricultural resources, North Canterbury is a natural choice for people looking to work in the agricultural sector.

Whilst a lot of North Canterbury products are exported, we are spoilt for choice with many farmers’ markets scattered around the region. We are also fortunate to have our own provenance brand, MADE NORTH CANTERBURY, which champions our food and beverage producers, reflecting our region’s pride and commitment to quality and authenticity.

$399 million Total our region's GDP
13% of our total workforce
3000 Employed in agriculture industry in North Canterbury
2397 Agriculture businesses