Mukesh Kumar


Mukesh Kumar is a consultant in MSC’s agribusiness consulting domain.

He has over 13 years of experience in developing various agri-commodities derivatives at the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) and in various other capacities. His areas of expertise include developing agri-commodity financial products, establishing market linkages, and business development. At MSC, he is leading the efforts to create market linkages for JEEViKA-nurtured FPCs across Bihar.

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Can Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) benefit from participating in agriculture derivatives trading?

India’s policymakers view the trading of commodity derivatives skeptically. As a result, they have enacted occasional bans and suspensions. Unfortunately, this apprehension is often misplaced and appears to be driven by concerns of speculative trading and market price manipulation. However, farmer producer companies have increasingly traded commodity derivatives to establish market linkage, achieve better price realization, and hedge commodity price fluctuations.