Agri-Women’s Development Trust

Farm Focus is a key strategic partner of Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT).

We are proud to work with AWDT to support their vision and purpose, to empower women as vital partners in a world leading primary sector. AWDT delivers excellent personal, leadership and governance development programmes throughout New Zealand, both in person and online.

Visit the AWDT website for information the programmes they offer.

About AWDT

New Zealand’s primary sector faces huge challenges and new opportunities in a world of uncertainty and changing attitudes. To grow and prosper it needs to lead positive change and adapt quickly.

Our vision is that women are vital partners in world-leading New Zealand primary industries.
Our purpose is to empower women to accelerate progress and change in the primary sector and rural communities.

We research, design and deliver quality programmes that give women with the tools, confidence and know-how to lead and contribute in new ways. With the right skills and support these incredible women are helping transform farming businesses, industry organisations, Māori agribusiness and communities.

AWDT Programmes

Food & fibre women - are you ready to lead change for the people and places you care about?

To step-up and make change happen, join our friends, Agri-Womens Development Trust on Next Level – a six-month leadership and governance programme for developing the confidence, skills and connections to inspire others.

Connect with your cohort of aspiring food & fibre leaders, grow through individual executive coaching, build a leader mindset and set your action plan to make change happen.

Learn more and register at

Change happens. Are you ready for it?

‘Know your Mindset. Do what Matters’ is a short, practical training programme on managing multiple pressures, calmly and clearly. 

Designed specifically for rural people, this successful online programme has already supported 500+ men and women through challenges like navigating tough family conversations, prioritising down-time or building a strong team culture. 

If you’re looking for the tools and skills to navigate change, register at