The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust, better known as<br>AGMARDT, invests millions each year aimed at exploring market opportunities, encouraging<br>innovative ideas, and development future leaders within the agribusiness sectors Support businesses and industry groups to gain a deeper understanding of their markets to identify<br>and exploit potential opportunities as well as providing funding assistance to industry groups and businesses<br>for international keynote speakers and experts to come to New Zealand to speak at conferences and forums Encourage and support industry sectors and businesses<br>to develop and implement innovative solutions to assist with<br>transformational change within agribusiness value chains Support initiatives that develop future leaders<br>and improve the leadership and governance skills<br>of individuals involved in agribusiness Building research capabilities within New Zealand’s science<br>community, in new and expanding areas of research within<br>the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors


Industry partnerships behind move for new agribusiness school subject

Success in creating a large-scale public-private partnership with the New Zealand primary industries is likely to see a new agribusiness secondary school subject created.

The brainchild of St Paul's Collegiate School in Hamilton, agribusiness in secondary schools is being lauded as an obvious gap that once filled could have massive economic and employment benefits for New Zealand.

St Paul's has had 48 students trial a pilot curriculum this year with another 85 signed up for next year. In addition there are now seven other schools formally involved in the project and will offering the new subject in 2016. Read more...

AGMARDT - Meeting the challenges of tomorrows markets