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Re: Pulses are praised for their health, environmental and economic benefits. How can their full potential be tapped?

Mirjana Gurinovic
Mirjana GurinovicUniversity of Belgrade / FAOSerbia

Dear FSN Forum,

My name is Mirjana Gurinovic MD PhD Nutrition, Scientific Research Advisor, working at the Centre of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade and I am also chair of the Capacity Development Network in Nutrition in Central and Eastern Europe, CAPNUTRA,  Serbia

I happy to inform you that we had very succesful event related to International Year of Pulses in Serbia in Belgrade.

Please see below the agenda of the meeting held in Belgrade.

Best Regards

Mirjana Gurinovic


International Year of Pulses 2016   Celebration



Date:              Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Time:              15:30 - 18:00

Place:              Canadian Official Residence (Užička 33, Belgrade)

15:30-15:40  Arrival of guests and signing of the guest book

15:40-15:45  Welcome speech and introductory remarks

- H.E. Philip Pinnington, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia

15:45-16:05  Presentation: "Pulses for Nutrition, Health and Environment"

- Dr. Eleonora Dupouy, Food Safety and Consumer Protection Officer, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, UN FAO

16:05-16:25  Presentation: “Nutritional and Health Benefits of Pulses in the Diet”

- Dr. Mirjana Gurinovic, Scientific Research Advisor, Center of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade

16:25-16:45  Presentation:“Canadian Pulse Industry”

- Mr. Erik de Franciosi, Executive Vice President, Agro-Haribec Inc.

16:45-18:00  Cocktail