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    International Year of Pulses Newsletter
 August 2016, Issue #2
International Year of Pulses Newsletter

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International Year of Pulses: Communication in full swing

Having reached half-time, the International Year of Pulses 2016 is currently in full swing. A wealth of information on pulses, including factsheets, infographics, posters, videos and educational booklets, were produced in the six official FAO languages and many more.

You can find out about the small nutritious seeds in new creative ways and take an active role in spreading the latest news about pulses to the world. + READ MORE

Pulses are praised for their health, environmental and economic benefits. How can their full potential be tapped?

This document summarizes the 58 contributions received to the online consultation held from 25 May to 19 June 2016 and facilitated by the International Year of Pulses Secretariat.


Fact sheet: Pulses and climate change

Climate change has a huge impact on global food production and food security. Changing weather patterns can cause an increase in natural disasters like droughts, floods, hurricanes, which can impact every level of food production. Unless urgent and sustainable measures are established, climate change will continue to put pressure on agricultural ecosystems, particularly in regions and for populations that are particularly vulnerable. + READ MORE

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World's legumes on display at MUSE garden, MUSE, Trento science museum, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy 22 May - 30 November 2016

2016 International Year of Pulses Breakfast, IGA Perth Royal Show, 1 Graylands Rd, Claremont WA 6010,Australia, 28 September 2016

SIAL Paris, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France, 16-20 October 2016