The not-for-profit Agribusiness Regional Development Association (ARDA) is a one-stop shop helping Australian producers future-proof their businesses.
With decades of experience across the agriculture supply chain, we connect our members with the right people, at the right time, enabling them to achieve sustainable business growth.
ARDA is committed to helping time-poor small to medium-sized agribusinesses navigate the complexities of free-trade agreements and the digital economy, and access new funding streams. We identify appropriate trade opportunities for our members and provide them with the tools and support to make them a reality.
By improving the long-term prospects of local agribusinesses, ARDA is building stronger, more sustainable regional communities.
ARDA works closely with the Australian Federal Government and agencies such as Austrade, Tradestart, Regional Development Australia, Business Enterprise Centres and Food Innovation Australia on key trade and market access programs, giving our members a voice among the decisionmakers.
Knowing the right people is critical. Our long-established professional relationships enable us to directly introduce members to potential business partners and collaborators, domestically and internationally.
GRANTS & FUNDING
We identify the best grant or investment opportunities currently available, and help your business make a successful application for funding.
Up-to-date market intelligence, consumer insights and sector snapshots enable our members to make informed decisions about their agribusiness, in real time.
COACHING & MENTORING
With decades of experience across logistics, finance, grant applications, business management and marketing, we offer professional and practical advice, whatever your challenge.
SEMINARS & TRAINING
Our workshops and training courses, offered face to face or digitally, provide deep insights into the best markets and delivery platforms for your products and the skills required to grow your business (and avoid any pitfalls).
We deliver planning tools including pricing calculators, client management collateral, how-to guides and explainer videos, as well as exclusive member events.
Know instantly who to turn to for the right support with ARDA’s searchable register of government, industry, rural and commercial services contacts.
MEDIA & PUBLICITY
Members have the opportunity to be featured in ARDA-led promotional videos, social media posts and publicity outreach aimed at achieving broader support for Australian agribusinesses.
ARDA can provide tailored support in the preparation of export plans, customised market research, funding applications and marketing plans, as well as access to accelerator and market entry programs.