New Delhi, February 05, 2020: National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCML), the country’s leading post-harvest services company, released the 11th edition of the ‘India Commodity Year Book 2020’. The book, released in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is the country’s premier publication in the commodities space. The guest of honour Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India unveiled the book in the presence of Sanjeev Kumar Chadha, MD, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) and other eminent dignitaries.

This year marked the first instance wherein all the contributors to the book are in-house and part of the NCML family, highlighting the companies’ strength in research and analytics. The book, edited by Mr. Sanjay Kaul, Chairman, NCML, covers four broad themes – the present commodity space, the recent initiatives in technology and innovation in agriculture, the new emerging areas and the critical theme of managing commodity risk. The content is relevant to all policy makers, researchers, analysts, commodity & finance professionals and stakeholders in the commodity space including commodity market participants, traders, distributors, processors, importers and exporters. Even a general reader interested in the commodity and agriculture space will find the book useful.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Siraj Chaudhry, MD & CEO, NCML, said, “I am thrilled to release the 11th Edition of the India Commodity Year Book, 2020. Our association with FICCI is a testament to the book’s credibility in the industry and its acceptance as the gold standard in commodities research. We expect that the book will offer readers deep insight into the commodities market and help them understand the latest developments in the agriculture and commodity landscape.

The book includes major topics including increasing farmers’ income, remote-sensing and GIS applications in agriculture, transforming the agriculture supply chain through technology & innovation, organic farming in India and the state of agri-tech startups in the country. Another critical subject on which the book sheds light is ‘Managing Commodity Risk’ – which talks about both pre as well as post-harvest risks faced by the farming community and mitigating factors present in the country.

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