The AGMARDT grants programme
AGMARDT have two grant categories. These categories include:
- Agribusiness Innovation Grants (AIG) – please note our AIG grants are currently closed, having reached our AIG programme budget at our November 2023 Board Meeting. Applications will re-open from July 1st 2024 and submissions for our next funding round must be received by 5pm 20 August 2024.
- Capability Grants (Group and Individual) – currently open.
Please note, we are no longer offering market insights, conference support or fellowship grants. Our Leadership Scholarships are now labelled as Individual Capability and can be applied for throughout the year.
You can read more here.
The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust, better known as AGMARDT, strategically invest in initiatives to encourage innovative thinking, research capability and collaboration and to develop emerging leaders in New Zealand’s primary sector – all with the goal of accelerating positive change and igniting a better future for food and fibres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our latest Annual Report 2022/2023
As ‘Future Shapers’ – we want to ignite a better future for the food & fibres sector.
AGMARDT strategically invest in initiatives to encourage innovative thinking, research capability and collaboration.
Interested in applying for one of our grants? You can do it online today.
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We are grateful for the assistance the AGMARDT Grant provided. It has allowed Freshco to direct sales and manage our own destinies in each market enabling us to extract more value from the supply chain to the consumer.
John Mangan / Director, Freshco
AGMARDT supports and enables. Projects and people benefit from funding; New Zealand benefits from development of ideas, technologies, approaches and leadership. In particular, the trust facilitates information dissemination: AGMARDT is the catalyst for ripples that spread through the primary sector.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth /
AGMARDT's support of Texus in the above process tangibly accelerated the development of the above essential activities and testing of market entry strategy, while also exposing Texus management to cutting-edge thought leadership around market shaping and the levers that can be applied to scope and facilitate such shaping.
Nick Davenport / CEO, Texus Fibre Industry Leader Scholarship Winner
The support from AGMARDT has enabled us to gain greater insights into farmer behaviour across all sectors and which will assist accelerated uptake of the livestock exchange and enhance market opportunities for all farmers.
Jason Roebuck / Managing Director, Stock-X Limited