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What are pulses made of?

uPulses, FAO’s newly released food composition database, reveals the composition of pulses
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Wrapping up the International Year of Pulses

The 5 key messages to take away from #IYP2016
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International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

Beans, lentils and chickpeas are small but powerful allies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
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Accomplishing IYP’s Objectives

Throughout 2016, FAO made huge strides in accomplishing the objectives of the International Year of Pulses
Pulses and climate change
FAO Kids - Health benefits of pulses
How to get kids to eat 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.