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.
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  • 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.
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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.