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Why pulses? Let’s talk about that!

FAO’s FSN Forum to host online discussion on pulses from 30 May to 19 June
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Power of the pulse: Top chefs share secrets of bean cuisine in colorful new book

British food blogger named special ambassador for International Year of Pulses
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FAO launches the Italian version of the International Year of Pulses 2016 website

Join FAO in spreading the message by sharing translations of IYP material in your language!
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Fact sheet: Pulses and biodiversity

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Nutritional Benefits of Pulses


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.