Celebrating Global Pulse Day
The 18th of January marked not only the conclusion of the International Year of Pulses, but also the celebration of the second Global Pulse Day.
On the occasion, several events were held around the world to underline the importance of this nutritious and sustainable crop. They ranged from small meals with friends and family, to events held by national associations, schools and companies, to high visibility celebrations, such as the one by the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) held at the FAO United Nations Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The significance of pulses, both in terms of nutritional value and of sustainable food production, make it the subject of several research initiatives, including the project BEAN_ADAPT. ESA is an associate member of the project, which aims at identifying the genes in common bean that are responsible for adaptation to new environments.
Find out more about pulses here and download our Factsheet on Cereals and Pulses to get information on key production figures, research and development, environmental aspects and the ESA members involved in these crops.