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International Year of Pulses

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– FAO used IYP to raise awareness of nutritional value of pulses
– IYP aimed to promote sustainability in food production
– IYP facilitated cooperation in utilizing protein from pulses
– IYP improved knowledge about crop rotation
– IYP enhanced trade in pulses

Importance of Pulses:
– Pulses are beans and peas harvested dry
– Pulses provide plant-based proteins and amino acids
– Pulses fight obesity as part of a high-fiber diet
– Pulses help prevent/manage chronic diseases
– Pulses are vital for livestock protein

– United Nations Observances: International Years
– United Nations Proclaims 2016 as IYP
– The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the IYP
– FAO’s 2016 International Year of Pulses
– Health Benefits of Pulses

Significance of World Pulses Day:
– Designated on February 10 by the General Assembly in 2019
– Raises global awareness of pulse benefits
– Celebrates beans, lentils, and chickpeas
– Highlights the importance of pulses for food security
– Recognizes pulses as a sustainable agricultural choice

2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by the sixty eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly on December 20, 2013. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has been nominated to declare a year for pulses, more commonly known as legumes.

Logo of International Year of Pulses 2016
Logo of International Year of Pulses 2016
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