AGMARDT recognises the significant benefit to New Zealand agribusiness from supporting future leaders and capability programmes for individuals and groups.
Capability grants will provide opportunities for individuals and/or groups to:
- achieve their potential through a personalised development plan that will motivate, inspire and transform;
- develop and advance their personal management, leadership capability and expertise;
- provide and/or participate in management, leadership and governance programmes that make a positive difference to agribusiness and are aligned with AGMARDT’s strategic interests;
- gain international market experiences that will inspire and promote transformational change within New Zealand Agribusiness value chains; and
- commit to a career within NZ Agribusiness.
Capability Development Grants are available in the following categories:
Leadership Scholarship Programme
Scholarships are available for individuals wishing to advance their leadership or governance skills necessary to take on future leadership roles within agribusiness.
AGMARDT will offer up to five Scholarships per year to the value of up to $15,000 for each scholarship awarded with a maximum term is three years. The Scholarship closes 5pm last business day of September.
Executive Management Scholarship Programme
Scholarships are available to provide an opportunity to place talented individuals in a chosen international marketplace or a recognised executive training opportunity, to deliver a transformative experience that will encourage personal development, long term commitment and benefits to New Zealand Agribusiness.
AGMARDT offers up to six Scholarships per year to the value of up to $40,000 for each scholarship awarded. There is a minimum cash contribution requirement for this Scholarship and is for a maximum term of three years. The Scholarship closes 5pm last business day of November annually.
Industry & Wider Interest Groups
Funding assistance to enable industry and wider interest groups to deliver effective and relevant development programmes to enhance the capability and skills of individuals involved. Both domestic and internationally programmes will be considered.
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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