Harry Smit

senior industry analyst, farm inputs and farming, Rabobank

Harry Smit is a long-tenured senior analyst with Rabobank’s research division, supporting the bank’s mission by providing sector and company views, as well as knowledge, expertise and insight about global Food & Agribusiness (“F&A”) market trends.

Smit’s expertise encapsulates all major economic themes related to farming, including competitiveness of various agricultural models, technology, soil, water, climate, biodiversity and policy themes such as Brexit and the CAP. He has extensive experience in primary agriculture in both Europe and other major markets gained through a lifelong career in the food and agriculture industry.

Prior to joining RaboResearch in 2006, he was a credit analyst at Rabobank and before that, research analyst in Rabo’s Economics Research department. Before working for Rabobank, Smit was employed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture for six years, working mainly in the Ministry’s Department for International Affairs, where he was focused on various aspects of the European Common Agricultural Policy.

Smit holds a masters degree in agricultural economics from the Agricultural University in Wageningen.  He grew up on a mixed dairy and hog farm in the Netherlands.