Non-FAO resources

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 [...]
27/07/2016
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 [...]
23/02/2016
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Country: Turkey
Organization: Government of Turkey
The January F@rmletter provides insight on the International Year of Pulses. 
04/02/2016
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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 [...]
12/11/2015
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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?
03/11/2015
Grain legumes are important as it is a source of income and nutrition to billions of smallholder farmers and consumers around the world, especially in developing countries. The main objective of this report is to examine the global and regional trends in area under cultivation, production, yield, trade, price and [...]
16/09/2015
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Organization: ICRISAT
Pulses are an integral part of many diets across the globe and they have great potential to improve human health, conserve our soils, protect the environment and contribute to global food security. The United Nations declared 2016 as “International Year of Pulses” (IYP) to heighten public awareness of the nutritional [...]
07/07/2015
Region: Asia
Country: India
Organization: NABARD
The study presents the success story of the adoption and diffusion of improved chickpea short duration varieties in southern India. New chickpea varieties adapted to warmer, short-season environments have brought increasing prosperity to southern India and is offering hope for farmers elsewhere in the semi-arid tropics. The direct welfare benefits [...]
06/07/2015
Region: Asia
Country: India
Organization: ICRISAT
Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Pulses are a versatile, easy to-prepare ingredient that can [...]
30/06/2012
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Pulses contain a number of bioactive substances including enzyme inhibitors, lectins, phytates, oligosaccharides, and phenolic compounds. Enzyme inhibitors can diminish protein digestibility, and lectins can reduce nutrient absorption, but both have little effect after cooking. Phytic acid can diminish mineral bioavailability. Some phenolic compounds can reduce protein digestibility and mineral [...]
23/03/2010
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