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Would you judge a book by its cover?

Book cover designs on pules and legumes

The FAO library celebrated the International Year of Pulses (IYP) in 2016 by organizing an exhibition at its headquarters and
publishing a book offering 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!

 

Inauguration of the exhibition


The exhibition was inaugurated officially on 22 November at 18:00 p.m. as part of the International Year of Pulses Global Dialogue meeting.

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.

See more pictures of the inauguration.

Digital exhibition


 

Book & Brochure


Download the book Would you judge a book by its cover? Book cover designs on pulses and legumes from the FAO library collections or brochure.

 

 

International Year of Pulses 2016


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) was 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 aimed to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year created 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.

IYP website: http://www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/