FarmIQ Data Standards information

The FarmIQ System exchanges data with multiple third-party systems and on-farm equipment.

For details regarding specific data exchange standards and formats, please contact the FarmIQ Support Desk.

FarmIQ supports the project which is developing and maintaining New Zealand Farm Data Standards, the Farm Data Code of Practice and Data Linker. 

The Farm Data Standards project defines the various ways data can be exchanged between different farm software.

Data Linker, which is still in development, will allow organisations to exchange data, with the permission of farmers, on terms that are agreed by both parties. 

ACCREDITATION

FarmIQ received accreditation to the Farm Data Code of Practice in March 2016. This Code sets the rules for how farmers’ data is handled between various organisations.

Areas covered in the Code of Practice are:

- Rights to data of the primary producer, the organisation and any third party.

- Access to the data by the primary producer, the organisation and any third party.

- Security standards under which data is stored on behalf of the primary producer.

- Data sovereignty – where the data is stored and where back-ups are kept.

(Updated 24 May 2018)