How we identified and measured aspects of Māori agriculture

In Tatauranga Umanga Māori: Statistics on Māori businesses we use the term ‘farm’ because our Agriculture Production Survey measures farming operations below the enterprise level. ‘Farm’ denotes one or more blocks of land, managed as a single operation, engaged in agricultural activity. Activities include livestock farming, horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, forestry, growing grain and seed crops, and land that could be used for these purposes.

We identified Māori farms by matching our Agriculture Production Survey to: any Māori enterprise found from Māori authorities (above); self-identified Māori business (BOS above); or through our partner Poutama Trust. The majority are Māori authorities and a small minority are from the other sources.