Agri-Women's Development Trust

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Women critical to primary sector change

Since 2010, the Agri-Women’s Development Trust has helped more than 4,000 women lead change in their farms, communities, careers and businesses. And that focus has only accelerated during the COVID-19 challenges for New Zealand and globally.
Chair, Linda Cooper, said the Trust’s work in empowering women to accelerate progress and change in the primary sector and rural communities “has never been more critical than now as we face a new world post the emergence of COVID-19.

Farming partners plan to adapt

A programme to help sheep and beef farming partners plan for their future and adapt to changes in their sector will be extended next year to 20 rural centres throughout New Zealand.

Well-being: how far have we come?

Today as the Government delivers its Well-being Budget, Agri-Women’s Development Trust Founder, Lindy Nelson, reflects on what AWDT has been doing for nine years to improve the well-being of women and New Zealand’s primary industries and rural communities. Well-being is defined as experiencing health, happiness and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life-satisfaction, […]

New AWDT Chair and trustees

Leading primary sector women’s development organisation, AWDT, has announced a new interim chair and three new trustees, following its annual general meeting on 21 May 2018.

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