As part of the celebrations to mark the International Year of Pulses (IYP)2016, the FAO Tanzania Country Representative, Fred Kafeero and the FAO Special Ambassador for the IYP for Africa, Elizabeth Mpofu, discussed the importance of pulses for health, the environment and the economy on Capital TV.
This episode of BBC Radio 4 "Food Programme", entitled “Raising the Pulse”, features contributions from FAO IYP special ambassador for Europe Jenny Chandler.
La famiglia delle Leguminose è nel regno vegetale una delle più ricche per numero di specie, comprende piante erbacee, arbustive e arboree, che possono essere spontanee o coltivate e sono largamente diffuse in tutte le regioni del pianeta . Il gran numero di specie con caratteristiche diverse, ne favorisce i [...]
The aims of the UN’s International Year of Pulses are introduced. Pulses are defined and listed, and their contributions to health, nutrition, and agricultural sustainability (including adapting to climate change) are explained.
Pulses are the products that were farmed and consumed first in the history of humanity and that have an important part in the food culture of communities. The geography of our country is a part of the “Fertile Crescent” that is considered to be the gene center of pulses. According [...]
The January F@rmletter provides insight on the International Year of Pulses.
To feed 9 billion of inhabitants by 2050, it is estimated that agricultural output will have to increase by 70 percent between now and then (according to the UN). For 2030 the world demand for protein is already estimated at + 40 % (FAO estimate). Hence the production of high quality [...]
The Legumes Expert Forum: Science, economy and society – making ecosystem services from legumes competitive
A research strategy of the German Agricultural Research Alliance. An increase in the production of legumes species (e.g. beans, peas and clover) on farms in Germany and in many European regions in the next decades would provide far-reaching benefits. Why?
Organization: German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA)
The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes is a non-profit international agricultural research-for-development initiative convened by four CGIAR centers (ICRISAT-lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA) together with six key collaborating partners: the Generation Challenge Program, four major national agricultural research systems (EIAR-Ethiopia, Embrapa-Brazil, GDAR-Turkey and ICAR-India), and the USAID-supported Dry Grain [...]
GPC is the not for profit peak body for the whole global pulses industry value chain. As the sole international confederation for the industry it enjoys membership from 18 national associations (federations) and over 600 private sector members in an industry worth over $100 Billion at the retail level and [...]