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This comic strip, marking the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, teaches children that pulses are a powerful ally in achieving food security. They are economically affordable, can be grown in dry environments, and have a low food wastage footprint, as they can be stored for long periods without spoiling....
Worldwide, the consumption of pulses has seen a slow but steady decline. One the one hand, the availability of other products has led people to abandon their traditional diets, and rising incomes have led to shifts towards food derived from livestock. Encouraging pulse consumption requires a multisector approach that should...
This document summarizes the online discussion Pulses: innovations from the field to the cooking pot which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 14 October to 4 November 2016. 
Pulses play an important role in improving food and nutrition security. They contain double or triple the amount of proteins as cereal grains do, provide calories and essential micronutrients and are low in fat and high in fibre. In developing countries pulses and other grain legumes like groundnut and soybean...
This comic strip, marking the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, highlights the nutritional benefits of pulses. It introduces children to the risks of malnutrition and to the key role of pulses as part of a healthy diet. The comic strip is part of the series “FAO Kids”. The FAO...
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