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Ruud Schers

Analyst at RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Ruud Schers is responsible for the analysis of the sugar sector, as well as various cross-sectoral research projects that have a political angle. Topics that Ruud was involved in during the past years include: reform of Common Agricultural Policy and EU sugar market, trade wars, developments of seeds and crop protection markets and the role of China in F&A supply chains.

Ruud holds a LL.M in Dutch Law (University of Maastricht) and a Master Degree in Legislation (Academy of Legislation, the Hague). Previously he worked for Copa-Cogeca, the representative organisation for European farmers and agricultural cooperatives in Brussels, and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

Publications Ruud Schers


The Trump trade war intensifies: which segments are most vulnerable?

In anticipation of the new tensions in the trade war saga, we assess which economic segments are most vulnerable in China, Europe and the US. We subsequently look at bilateral trade ties, food & agri flows and fiscal deficits related to higher defence spending.