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Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director of OPC on the International Year of Pulses
In the occasion of the launch of the International Year of Pulses, Marcela Villarreal explains why pulses have been chosen as the theme of International Year 2016 and FAO’s role in implementing it. She illustrates the nutritional value and health benefits of pulses and their contribute to hunger eradication and rural development, adding comments on expected results for this year and broader links to FAO’s mandate.
Reference: FITW0049
5min. 08sec.
Language(s): English
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Environment/Natural resources, Food safety & consumer protection, Food Security, Interview, Plants, Rural or agricultural development