Taking the pulse of pulses: An interview with Dr. P.K. Joshi

  (Blog written by Grace Lerner, IFPRI. Originally posted on IFPRI.org.) The United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. To mark the year, we spoke with P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, about pulses. Joshi has been supporting the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) >> Read more

Little Beans, Big Opportunities

The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2016 as the 'International Year of Pulses,' emphasizing small pulse crops with big nutritional potential, such as beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. A series of events leading up to 2016 are kicking off the pulse theme. On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Bush Brothers & >> Read more

Pulses in India: Changing Patterns from Farm to Fork

(Cross-posted from the IFPRI South Asia website, written by Vaishali Dassani.) The per capita demand for pulses is declining in India. Yet they remain a cheap and an important source of protein. On the supply side, pulses’ production had hovered around 11 and 14 million tons during the last three decades. Stagnation in production has >> Read more