In this book, Jonathan Kingsman looks at the history of nine commodity crops and interviews the merchants and traders who manage their journey to your kitchen. He writes of the challenges in their daily jobs and the significant trends that will shape their futures.  In particular, he focuses on the opportunities traders face as we decarbonise our agricultural supply systems.

This book is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about agricultural commodity trading and the food supply chain. It contains interviews with some of the world’s top traders and a contribution from the University of Erasmus.

Commodity Crops & The Merchants Who Trade Them is available now on Amazon


Diversity Champion: Sheryl Wallace, President, North America Grain, at Cargill

  Agriculture & Nutrition 6 min read First Published by HC Group: 22 March 2023 Since 2015, McKinsey and Company has investigated the business case for diversity, and its most recent findings, published in its report Diversity Wins, have reaffirmed that the relationship between diversity on executive teams and the likelihood of financial outperformance has strengthened …

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Russia will talk with the UN in Geneva this week about renewing the Ukraine grain export deal. Ukraine will not speak directly with Russia but through its partners. The UN Secretary-General visited Ukraine last week to discuss the deal. Russia has said that the current deal was only being “half-implemented”, raising doubts about whether it …