The International Year Of Pulses: research and policies for sustainable agriculture and food security

07 Oct 2016 - 07 Oct 2016

The International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016 will be celebrated on 7 October at the Italian Chamber of Deputies with a meeting organized in cooperation with a number of Italian research institutes.

This meeting will provide the opportunity to present development and research initiatives on pulses at a national and international level, with special reference to the research project BEAN_ADAPT, coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Marche, aimed at identifying the genes in common bean that are responsible for adaptation to new environments.

BEAN_ADAPT proposes to make available technologies and germplasm directly to seed companies and farmers, so as to implement efficient plant breeding programmes and contribute to a multilateral system to access and share in the benefits deriving from research and the use of genetic resources.

Location: Sala del Mappamondo, Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome