As we promote the International Year of Pulses (IYP), the FAO Library celebrates leguminous crops using its main asset: its valuable and unique book collections.
The exhibition shows the most striking book covers on legumes from the 1910s to the present day, illustrating how design has changed over the decades to reflect the content, attract audiences and celebrate art.
We are all familiar with the saying: "Don't judge a book by its cover", but can we in fact do so? We invite you to join us in the FAO library to explore this selection of books on pulses and legumes and consider enjoying them for their covers!
The books are displayed inside the library in building A on the ground floor. For more information visit the IYP website
22 November 2016, Rome, Italy - (left to right) Joyce Boye, FAO special ambassador for the IYP for North America, Patricia Juárez Arango, FAO special ambassador for the IYP for Latin America and the Caribbean; Magy Habib, FAO special ambassador for the IYP for the Near East and North Africa; Elizabeth Mpofu, FAO special ambassador for the IYP for Africa.
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.