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


Tessa Meulensteen – Senior Program Manager Coffee at IDH

Tessa leads the coffee work at IDH, developing strategy, aligning the different country teams and programs, and managing the global accounts. She approached me a couple of months back to talk about cocoa. She felt there were similarities between the coffee and cocoa supply chains, but that cocoa was a step ahead on issues like …