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

2016 NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators AwardsPhoto of Winner and Barry.jpg

Congratulations to Aaron Smale for North & South and NZ Geographic who won the 2016 AGMARDT Agribusiness Award at the NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators Awards on Friday 14 October. The photo shows Aaron with Barry Brook, AGMARDT Trustee.





Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme 2017 - Applications OPEN NOW!

If you want to have a strong platform for future leadership roles on farm, in management or governance, the Kellogg Leadership Programme is the one for you.  Please go to for more information. 


AGMARDT Agri Leadership Scholarships - Closed

Five Agri Leadership Scholarships for management, leadership and governance training within the agribusiess sector are now closed  Please refer to our Guidelines for more information.  Closing date was 7 October 2016. AGMARDT will be in touch with those who applied once a decision has been made. 


AGMARDT Postdoctural Fellowships - Closed

Postdoctural Fellowship applications are closed.  Please refer to our Guidelines for more information.  Closing date was 31 August 2016


Sprout 2016/2017 Programme

Sprout are finalising their search for pasture to plate agritech ideas for the 2016/2017 programme. For more information go to


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 2016/17 Applications Closing Dates and Board Meeting Dates are now available.


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