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FAO Kids advocate for pulses

New comic strips educate children about FAO’s work in a fun and playful way
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Engaging with cooks for healthy diets

International Year of Pulses (IYP) Special Ambassador for Europe Jenny Chandler gives a talk at the FAO symposium on nutrition
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IYP Special Ambassadors take the stage in the Global Dialogue

IYP Special Ambassadors address outreach and advocacy of pulses in their respective regions
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Keeping the focus on grain pulses

FAO dialogue explores nutritional, environmental and economic virtues of growing lentils and beans
A journey around the world with pulses
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.