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Soils and Pulses: Symbiosis for life

On April 19, FAO, Bioversity International and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN jointly hosted the seminar “Soils and pulses: symbiosis for life”. The event focused on the reciprocal relationship between soils and pulses, while also discussed how the cultivation of pulses can help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

With expert panelists and keynote speakers from across the globe, the seminar was divided into three sessions:

1. Encouraging the production of pulses to improve soil health.
Focusing on pulses in crop rotations and intercropping to increase soil fertility, biodiversity and land productivity.
2. Pulses consumption for economic, social and human well-being
Focusing on raising awareness about the nutritional value of pulses to help consumers adopt healthier diets.
3. How to develop good practices and policy solutions with a view to contributing to Agenda 2030 Implementation?
Focusing specifically on how pulses can contribute to SDG2 (end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture) and SDG15 (protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss).

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19 Apr 2016
- 19 Apr 2016
FAO HQ, Rome - Italy