Futures trading in agricultural commodities is justified on various grounds like, pricing efficiency, price risk management, stability in prices, price discovery and price reference, and being helpful to farmers and traders. Pepper is one of the most volatile commodities traded internationally. This book examines the price discovery mechanism of pepper futures for which the authors have used co -integration technique. Spot prices of pepper have been predicted using futures prices. The authors have given an exhaustive description about the global and Indian pepper scenario. The question whether futures trading are actually benefiting the farmers are also discussed. The book will be of immense use to the student community especially the researchers and the practitioners of futures trading. It will serve as a valuable reference for all those who are interested in the pepper economy and futures trading in agricultural commodities.