Video: These are my pulses - Japan

Osamu Ishikawa is a pulse farmer and chef in Komasato Kunnepu-cho, Hokkaido, Japan. Osamu has been a pulse farmer for over 15 years, with the help of his family. With their nitrogen fixing properties, pulses improve the soils of Osamu’s crops. Osamu Ishikawa was the winner of the “These Are My Pulses” video series, created to promote 2016 as the International Year of Pulses.  

This video is one in a series created by the Global Pulse Confederation celebrate the International Year of Pulses. Through the “These Are My Pulses” videos, viewers can learn about pulse farmers in different regions of the world. The farmers express their love for farming, and the many benefits of cultivating pulses. With the International Year of Pulses currently underway, pulse farmers around the world are encouraged to share their stories to help raise the profile and celebrate the importance of beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas in feeding the world. To learn how to share your story, visit

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