AGMARDT strategically invests in initiatives to encourage innovative thinking, research capability and collaboration and to develop emerging leaders in New Zealand’s food and fibre sector – all with the goal of accelerating positive change and igniting a better future for food and fibres in Aotearoa New Zealand. We do this by offering a range of fund programmes summarised below.
- Agribusiness Innovation Grants (Under and Over $30k) – to encourage and support industry sectors and businesses to develop and implement innovative solutions to assist with transformational change within agribusiness value chains.
- Capability Development Grants (Group and Individual) – AGMARDT want to ensure there is a pipeline of talented individuals ready to take on leadership roles and drive innovation.
Applications can be submitted anytime throughout the year but must be received by the application close date which is usually three weeks prior to a board meeting.
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.
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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