The farmer-initiated technology and transfer (FITT) programme helps farmers to help themselves.
You can get financial assistance to investigate issues and opportunities in your local farming system.
You can also read up on other farm groups’ projects, so if you have a problem on your farm, check the completed projects page first. The answer may already be here.
How FITT works
Grants are made for one year and generally have a ceiling of $10,000. They allow local farming groups to get technical help and cover some of the costs associated with the analysis and learning around their issue.
Generally farmer groups also contribute some of their own money or time to the project.
The write-ups of completed FITT projects are a fantastic farming resource. Read some of the completed FITT projects.
Who can apply
All New Zealand sheep or beef farmers are welcome to apply. There should be at least three farmers in a group.
What we want from you
As part of the grant, progress and final reports are required and a communication plan must be developed to inform the wider community of the results.
Keen to apply?
Download the FITT Application Form (PDF 205KB), complete it and post it to:
FITT Co-ordinator, Beef + Lamb New Zealand
PO Box 39085
If you have any questions, talk to your local Extension Manager.