The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust, better known as<br>AGMARDT, invests millions each year aimed at exploring market opportunities, encouraging<br>innovative ideas, and development future leaders within the agribusiness sectors Support businesses and industry groups to gain a deeper understanding of their markets to identify<br>and exploit potential opportunities as well as providing funding assistance to industry groups and businesses<br>for international keynote speakers and experts to come to New Zealand to speak at conferences and forums Encourage and support industry sectors and businesses<br>to develop and implement innovative solutions to assist with<br>transformational change within agribusiness value chains Support initiatives that develop future leaders<br>and improve the leadership and governance skills<br>of individuals involved in agribusiness Building research capabilities within New Zealand's science<br>community, in new and expanding areas of research within<br>the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors Applications are now open for the AGMARDT In-Market Immersion Grants.<br>Give your young star performers the experience of living and working in your market and they’ll bring<br>invaluable knowledge and skills back to your business. Apply now.


                      News & Upcoming Events

AGMARDT Postdoctural Fellowships - Apply now!

Postdoctural Fellowship applications are open now!  Please refer to our Guidelines for more information.  Closing date is 31 August 2016.  Please go online to apply now.


Sprout 2016/2017 Programme - Register now!

Have an agritech idea or business you want to grow global?  Sprout is currently searching for pasture to plate agritech ideas for the 2016/2017 programme.  Register to apply at


Congratulations to the Winner of the NZ Young Farmer of the Year Competition

Congratulations to Athol New from the Aorangi Region for winning the NZ Young Farmer of the Year and also to James Hoban for winning the AGMARDT Agri-business award!


Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year - Great Photo!

Thanks Young Viticulturist of the Year for this photo of the contestants at the recent Marlborough competition. AGMARDT are one of your sponsors.  We wish all the winners of the Regionals  good luck for the final on the 25 August.

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AGMARDT and Kiwigarden on TVOne Rural Delivery

Kiwigarden's Taine & Jo Randell talk about their healthy children's snack food company Kiwigarden and the contribution AGMARDT made to their success.  Please go to this link to watch this.


Grant Closing Dates

The 2016 Applications Closing Dates and Board Meeting Dates are now available.


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