The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP)!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year of Pulses in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.

The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses, such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas, as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.

The specific objectives of the IYP 2016 are to:

What are you waiting for? Visit the International Year of Pulses Website to find great news and events, resources, recipes and more: www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/

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The YUNGA team