Ernst Idsardi has been working in academics since 2005 and is currently a senior lecturer in agricultural economics at the North-West University in South Africa. He obtained his B.Sc. in Agriculture in the Netherlands; a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State in South Africa and his Ph.D. in International Trade at the North-West University. Ernst’s research focusses on agricultural development and international agricultural trade. He has worked on numerous research projects for both national and international stakeholders in the agricultural sector.