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Mana Kai Initiative launched

AGMARDT is a proud partner of The Aotearoa Circle, which launched the Mana Kai national food roadmap at National ...

NZ Zero spearheads fossil fuel free growing

Innovative agribusiness company NZ Zero (NZ0) has its sights set on export of the world’s first certified zero emissions ...

E Tipu 2022: Boma NZ Agri Summit

AGMARDT helped fund world-class speakers for E Tipu 2022: the Boma NZ Agri Summit, New Zealand’s biggest food and fibre ...

Te Hono Bootcamp

AGMARDT is a proud sponsor of the recently held 2022 Te Hono Bootcamp. Click below for a few reflections from AGMARDT ...

AGMARDT seeking to support future leaders

AGMARDT will be opening applications for its 2023 Leadership Scholarships on Tuesday 6 September 2022. ...

Farmer appointed as new trustee to AGMARDT

Hawkes Bay farmer Ben Tosswill has been appointed as a new Trustee to the AGMARDT Board of Trustees. ...

Taranaki Rural Energy Project

A pilot project in Taranaki is trailblazing initiatives to help farmers improve on-farm energy-efficiency, energy ...

Marlborough Research Centre Trust – Upscaling Organic Waste Streams

AGMARDT provided funding that enabled the Marlborough Research Centre Trust to undertake a waste mapping study across Te ...

Strategic Thinking for Agrifood Management Programme (STAMP) – Applications open now

Ensuring our future leaders are equipped to take on the challenges facing the agrifood sector is a big part of what ...

Foresight on foods

Building the capacity of our leaders and organisations to anticipate and navigate change is a powerful path to a better ...

What we’re looking for

AGMARDT is in the business of supporting bold new ideas and leaders that will help accelerate a better future for food ...

BioLigna – Wood to Food

An AGMARDT Agribusiness Innovation Grant (AIG) has enabled BioLigna to achieve proof of concept for Wood to Food, a ...

Common good action leaders

For dairy farmer Deborah Rhodes, the future of the industry depends not only on looking after the environment and ...

Using satellite science to measure river water quality

AGMARDT is funding laboratory testing for a new programme to develop ways to use satellite science to measure river ...

Turning NZ into the eco valley of the world

Alex Worker sees a future for New Zealand as the eco valley of the world, producing ethical, technology enabled food to ...

2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards open

We are very excited that the search has begun to find Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exceptional primary sector employers. ...

Perspectives: AGMARDT’s Lee-Ann Marsh on taking action for the collective good

General manager of food and fibres sector funder AGMARDT Lee-Ann Marsh brought a career in global marketing, consumer ...

Survey shows talent key to future success

Fostering talent, shifting mindsets, and addressing sustainability challenges are keys to the future success of Aotearoa ...

2022 AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships Announcement!

We are pleased to announce that the Board has selected 11 recipients for the 2022 AGMARDT Leadership Scholarship. It ...

We present our latest Annual Report

We are pleased to present the AGMARDT Annual Report for 2020/2021,  a significant financial year for us in several key ...

Farmer-led project to cut carbon emissions wins AGMARDT Food & Fibres Challenge

A new project that will support farmers to use scientific landscape data to meet carbon and water quality goals has won ...
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AGMARDT seeks sector input

Primary sector funding organisation AGMARDT is partnering with Colmar Brunton in a survey to better understand the ...

Applications open for 2022 AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships

Applications for the 2022 AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships open on Monday 4 October 2021. AGMARDT supports initiatives ...
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AGMARDT appoints new board chair

Nick Pyke has taken over as Chair of the AGMARDT Board of Trustees. Mr Pyke, who has been a member of the board for two ...

Agribusiness in Schools

AGMARDT is a committed partner of the multi-awarding St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Agribusiness in Schools programme ...

AGMARDT is excited to introduce you to our new General Manager, Lee-Ann Marsh.

Lee-Ann, a global marketer, has stepped into the role this week, replacing Malcolm Nitschke. She joins us following four ...

Collaboration creating world-class leadership framework

AGMARDT is part of a collaborative force led by the NZ Rural Leadership Trust to accelerate a better future for Aotearoa ...

Sprout Agritech Limited

AGMARDT is a committed investment partner of Sprout Agritech, New Zealand’s world leading agri/food-tech accelerator and ...

Applying Supercritical UV technology to the dairy sector

AGMARDT funding is helping take a revolutionary new UV treatment technology to the dairy sector where it has potential ...

AGMARDT appoints new general manager

AGMARDT has appointed global marketer Lee-Ann Marsh as its new general manager. Marsh joins AGMARDT following ...

New generation apples for new markets

AGMARDT funding is helping Next Generation Apples better understand consumers in Vietnam and China as it works to ...

Supporting leadership and governance capability

For the second year AGMARDT has funded To the Core, a unique and award-winning leadership and commercial governance ...

Dairy Woman of the Year joins AGMARDT as Associate Board Member

AGMARDT has announced the appointment of Trish Rankin as the next Associate Board Member to join its Board of Trustees. ...

Food & Fibres Challenge seeks new thinking on de-carbonisation

With over $600,000 allocated to innovative research projects tackling big challenges for the primary sector, the Food ...

AGMARDT General Manager stepping down

Malcolm Nitschke, General Manager of leading food and fibres sector funder AGMARDT has announced he is stepping down ...

AGMARDT Associate Board Member opportunity

Leading food and fibres sector funder AGMARDT is inviting applications for an Associate Board Member to join the Board ...

Primary Industries Good Employer Awards

Primary Industries Good Employer Awards ...

AGMARDT 2019/20 Annual Report

AGMARDT 2019/20 Annual Report ...

Leadership Scholarship Programme 2020 – Postponed

Leadership Scholarship Programme 2020 - Postponed ...

On Farm Story – Mount Albert Grammar School

Just a 10-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling Queen Street lies a farm where our future farmers are being taught. ...

AGMARDT’s response to COVID-19

These are challenging and unprecedented times, but such disruption can also be the trigger for new and exciting ...

AGMARDT Adds Two More Strings to its Bow with Newly Appointed Trustees

The Agricultural and Marketing Research Development Trust, better known as AGMARDT, has announced the appointments of ...

2019 Young Horticulturist Announced

Simon Gourley of Domaine Thomson Wines is the 2019 Young Horticulturist of the Year.   From Central Otago, Simon ...

Congratulations to the AWDT 2019 Escalator Graduates

Leadership and governance development of women involved in the primary sector was celebrated on 14th November as the ...

Nuffield Scholars 2020 Announced

Five prestigious Nuffield New Zealand Scholarships have been announced for 2020. The scholars were announced on Tuesday ...
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Applications for AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships Now Open

Applications for five leadership scholarships through the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust ...
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AGMARDT International Internship at AbacusBio 2019/20

The AGMARDT International Internship at AbacusBio 2019/20 - Last year, AGMARDT and AbacusBio introduced an exciting new ...
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FMG Young Farmer of the Year winner

An Auckland-based business graduate has made history after being named the 51st FMG Young Farmer of the Year. ...
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Taranaki Farmer Joins AGMARDT as Associate Trustee

AGMARDT has announced the appointment of Liam as the next Associate Board Member to join its Board of Trustees. ...
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2019 Young Horticulturist competition launched

The hunt is on for New Zealand’s 2019 Young Horticulturist. The 2019 event is being officially launched this month with ...
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Primary Industries Summit & Awards

Federated Farmers of New Zealand and Conferenz will co-host the Primary Industries New Zealand Summit and Awards on 1 & ...
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AGMARDT Associate Board Member

Due to the current Associate being appointed to the AGMARDT Board, a further opportunity is being offered to a talented ...
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AGMARDT Trustee Announcement

Justine Gilliland been appointed a Trustee of the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) ...
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Best Primary Sector Employers Announced

Woodville farmers Nicky and Ben Allomes are the inaugural supreme winners. ...
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100th graduate from primary sector leadership programme

Leadership and governance development of women involved in the primary sector was celebrated last week as the ...
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Nuffield Scholars 2019 Announced

Five prestigious Nuffield New Zealand Scholarships have been announced for 2019. The scholars were announced on Tuesday ...
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Annabel Bulk is New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018

Annabel Bulk from Felton Road Wines in Bannockburn, Central Otago has been declared New Zealand's Young Horticulturist ...
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Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018 – announced later this week!

The Young Horticulturist of the Year competition encourages young people in horticulture to further develop their skills ...
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Pasture Summit – Don’t miss out – Registration now open

Up to 1000 farmers, researchers, dairy sector influencers, innovators and critical thinkers are expected to attend New ...
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Ag Innovations Bootcamp – Register now!

Do you have an idea for what could be the next great agricultural or ag-tech product or service? Looking for ways to ...
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Registration now open for 2019 Sprout Accelerator

From now until November, Sprout is searching the globe for agritech and agrifood entrepreneurs with disruptive products ...
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Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme 2019 Applications – Now Open

Do you want to be a recognised leader in the agribusiness sector? Get the skills to achieve your full potential by ...
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AGMARDT Leadership Scholarship 2018/19 Intake Open

Five new AGMARDT scholarships are available for leadership and governance training within the agribusiness sector. ...
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AWDT 2019 Escalator Programme Now OPEN

AGMARDT are proud supporters of the Agri-Womens Development Trust. Their 10-month leadership and governance programme, ...
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Annabel Bulk announced as Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Annabel Bulk who has become the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018. Ms Bulk was representing ...
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AbacusBio-AGMARDT International Internship

AbacusBio and AGMARDT are offering an exciting new 6-month internship programme with two openings available for the ...