The volatility of agricultural commodity prices has increased strongly, as shown by the price of rapeseed in the EU. Such volatility hurts agri-food manufacturers when they purchase agricultural products. The document shows how food industries may reduce risks of commodity price fluctuations by hedging with securities available on futures markets.
DECLERCK, F. (2008). Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets: Tools to Reduce Risks of Price Fluctuations. In: Challenges and Perspectives for the European Food Market. 1st ed. Warsaw University of Life Sciences Press, pp. 75-84.