Accelerating value creation for the food & fibre grower
Applications for grant funding must be submitted via the online application portal and can be submitted throughout the year. They are reviewed by the AGMARDT Trustees at their regular board meetings.
All online application forms, progress and final reports received by the deadline (two weeks before the next meeting) will be reviewed by Management and the Trustees. Application forms, progress and final reports received outside this deadline are considered at the following meeting. With the exception of Leadership Scholarships which is open for a short period of time and closes at the end of September each year.
Application closing dates & board meeting dates
|Applications Closing Date||Board Meeting Date|
|18 November 2020||2 December 2020|
|21 January 2021||4 February 2021|
|16 March 2021||30 March 2021|
|27 April 2021||11 May 2021|
|8 June 2021||22 June 2021|
|27 July 2021||10 August 2021|
|7 September 2021||21 September 2021|
AGMARDT Funding Programme
Agribusiness Innovation Grants
- AIGs less than $20k
- AIGs greater than $20k
Capability Development Grants
- Leadership Scholarship Programme – postponed
- Executive Management Scholarship
- Industry & Wider Interest Groups
- Individual Capability Programmes
Market Insight Investments
As ‘Future Shapers’ – we’re about helping the NZ agribusiness sectors meet the challenges of tomorrow
In a bid to help grow New Zealand’s agricultural sector, we’ve provided more than $87m worth of funding to date – find out how we might be able to support you or your business.
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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