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FAO pulses cookbook now available in Russian language

Today, “Pulses – nutritious seeds for a sustainable future” is available in Russian language, ready to take readers on a 190-page journey through kitchens and cultures across the world, delving into cooking pots and local histories to explore the indigenous roots, contemporary benefits and timeless flavors of dried bean cuisine....
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CulinArt is serving one pulse dish every day in UN staff canteens

New York: In celebration of the International Year of Pulses, CulinArt, FAO and the UN Food Gardens are proud to present UN staff and visitors in New York a series of special bean, lentil and pea dishes starting on Monday, 18 July.
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The role of pulses in nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Thanks to their features, pulses are beneficial to both agriculture and nutrition and have great potential as a key component in nutrition-sensitive agriculture projects
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The International Year of Pulses comic strip for kids

A new comic strip introduces children to pulses
Pulses Contribute to Food Security
A journey around the world with 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.