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Adam Sharpe

London

Adam Sharpe specializes in a range of topics in the agribusiness sphere including trade, policy and legislation, and the impact of Brexit on the UK and EU farming sectors.

He joined Informa in 2007 and was appointed Editor of Agra Europe in September 2011.

Previously, he was Deputy Editor of food industry title Foodnews and Senior Reporter at the agricultural commodity newsletter The Public Ledger–both now part of IEG Vu.

Before he became a journalist, Adam worked in the marketing sector for a number of leading UK and multinational companies. He has a BA (Hons) degree in management from the University of Brighton.

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