Prof. Nick Vink is the Chief Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE). Nick is also the Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch. Nick was the 3rd President of the AAAE and the President-elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). Prof Nick Vink joined the University of Stellenbosch as professor in agricultural economics in 1996 after 11 years at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He is an agricultural economist specialising in agricultural and rural development policy, land reform and empowerment, agricultural marketing, tax and international trade issues. He was President of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) in 1991 and 1992, and served as Editor of its Journal, Agrekon, from 2001-2010. Nick has been involved in a range of official government Commissions and Committees of investigation, inter alia in the deregulation of agricultural marketing and the provision of rural financial services. He has also consulted widely to national departments (Water Affairs and Forestry, Agriculture, Land Affairs, Labour, Trade and Industry and the Treasury) as well as provincial departments. He has also consulted internationally, among others for the World Bank, IFPRI, FAO, USAID, DFID, etc. He has published widely, both nationally and internationally, with more than 100 academic publications to his credit. Nick is South African.