Interantional PULSES Year 2016

International Year of Pulses (IYP).

        On December 21st 2013, the General Secretary of the United Nations in New York voted to proclaim the International Year of Pulses 2016 (IYP).

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           An International Year designation provides an extraordinary opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate the role of  pulses in feeding the world.

          United Nations, led by its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to raise awareness about the protein power and health benefits of all kinds of Pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.

           Even more prominently, it will be a galvanizing moment to draw together key actors to further the contributions pulses make to health, nutrition, and sustainability.

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            What’s the Pulses?

           Pulses, or grain legumes, are any DRY edible seed in the family of legumes (Fabiaceae), include 12 crops such as dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils, which are high in protein, fiber, and micro-nutrients.

Pulses Varities

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             pulses, are not simply cheap and delicious; they are also highly nutritious source of protein and vital micro nutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.

           Pulses present many opportunities for decreasing the environmental footprint of food production, especially by fixing nitrogen to progress soil quality.

Moreover, enhancements in pulse productivity could be especially impact in the increasing world.

           Pulses are important food crops for the food security of large proportions of populations,  particularly in Latin America, Africa and Asia,  where pulses are part of traditional diets and often grown by small farmers.

          There’s  a short video  describe pulses important and  highlighting unique opportunities for pulses to contribute to the future of food security.

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             Pulses can contribute significantly in addressing hunger, food security, malnutrition, environmental challenges and human health.

The water efficiency of pulses allows the plants to enrich soil where they grow and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

Nutritional values of Pulses:

  • Just one portion of chickpeas contains 1.5 times as much iron as a 3-ounce portion of steak, and pulses are a division of the cost of other protein sources.

  • pulses have double the proteins found in wheat and triple the amount found in rice.

  • They are also rich in micro_nutrients, amino acids and b-vitamins.

           Pulses are vital food crops for the food security of large extent of populations, Particularly in Latin America, Africa and Asia, where pulses are part of traditional diets and often grown by small farmers. Furthermore, improvements in pulse productivity could be  impact in the developing world.

           Pulses can contribute significantly in addressing hunger, food security, malnutrition, environmental challenges and human health.

Environment Benefits of Pulses:

1- Pulses offer many opportunities for reducing the environmental footprint of food production.

2- Pulses fixing nitrogen  which increase soil fertility and improve soil quality.

3- Pulses use less quantity of water, just 43 gallons of water can produce one pound of pulses.

4-production of pulses emits only 5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with beef production.

International Pulses  trade:

                                                                      World production from pulses reach to 60 MT per year, but there’s only 6 million’s  MT  available for trading. meanwhile, The Middle East , North Africa and Southeast  Asia’s regions are biggest producer , consumer and importer of pulses, ( import around MT per annum).

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    “Much work requires to be done to end hunger and afford food security and nutrition for all”

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