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Luc Nijs
July 2014 | Hardback | 9781137302335
608 pages

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A multidisciplinary reference to the global agriculture markets

The Handbook of Global Agricultural Markets is a one-stop reference for practitioners and academics in finance, business, and economics, providing a holistic reference to the international agriculture business. The book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, looking at the issues, opportunities, and investible themes in the global agricultural space, combining both research and practical tools for analyzing topics and assessing risks. A central theme of the book is the role of the agriculture industry as an emerging market, how the industry has developed and grown to date, and prospects for the future. Readers will gain an understanding of the industry from the perspectives of producers, consumers, and catalysts. The book provides coverage of the following key commodity industries: wheat, soybean, corn, coffee, cotton, rice, ethanol, oats, lumber, cacao, orange juice, soy oil, live cattle, live hogs and feed cattle, water.

This book will appeal to a range of readers, from the institutional investor who wants to invest in commodities; businesses, angels, and private equity houses who want to invest in agriculture projects; businesses looking for market entry; and academics who are researching the global agriculture industry.


1. Introduction
2. The Investible Agricultural Space
3. Climate Change and Agriculture
4. Agricultural Risk Management & Insurance
5. Biofuels and Agriculture
5b. Biofuels and the Sustainability Conundrum
6. Financing the Agricultural Firm
7. Farmland as an Investible Asset Class
7b. Farmland
7c. Land Expectation Value and Timberland Valuation
8. Advanced Technologies and Agriculture
9. Challenges in Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Management
10. Sustainability of Agricultural Productivity Growth
11. Commodity Derivative Markets
11b. Trading Agricultural Commodities
11c. Speculation on (Agricultural) Commodity Markets & Financialization of Commodity Price Formation
12. The Global Water Challenge
13. Future Agricultural Dynamics

Author biography

Luc Nijs is the founder, chairman and group CEO of The Talitha Group, a global merchant banking group and global investment holding. Before founding The Talitha Group he was with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Luc further provides extensive advisory, executive coaching and financial training for corporations, investment funds and financial institutions and is active in over 160 countries worldwide on a wide array of strategy, investments and capital allocation issues.

He held academic positions in international taxation, finance and capital markets at UAMS/IPO (Belgium), Instituto de Empresa (Spain) and most recently the Aizkraukles Banka Chair in investment banking, private equity and entrepreneurial finance at the Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia).

Luc is fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish and is competent in Russian and Chinese.

Luc previously authored the best-selling book 'Shaping Tomorrow's Marketplace: Investment Philosophies for Emerging Markets and a Semi-Globalized World' as well as the equally if not more appreciated 'Mezzanine Finance: Tools, Applications and Total Return'. Upcoming are 'Global Agricultural Markets: Financial Dynamics and Industry Challenges' (2014) and Shadow Banking (2015)