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Benefits of Pulses

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    FAO KIDS - Health benefits of pulses
    This comic strip, marking the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, highlights the nutritional benefits of pulses. It introduces children to the risks of malnutrition and to the key role of pulses as part of a healthy diet. The comic strip is part of the series “FAO Kids”. The FAO kids are five superheroes with the mission to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, eliminate poverty and ensure sustainable use of natural resources in order to make the world a better place.
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    Pulses are Praised for their Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits. How can their Full Potential be Tapped?
    FSN Forum. Topic Note
    This Topic is a synopsis of the online discussion held in the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 30 May to 19 June 2016. Available at
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    Proceedings of the regional consultation on the promotion of pulses in Asia for multiple health benefits 2016
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    The UN General Assembly at its 68th session declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). To assist member countries roll out appropriate programmes and action plans on pulses R&D in tune with the goals of IYP, the FAO-RAP organized a Regional Consultation on pulses during 29–30 June 2015 in Bangkok. The consultation attended by participants from major pulse growing countries of Asia. The consultation came out with a number of recommendations aimed at alleviating the constraints on pu lses R&D, updating the research agenda to meet the existing and upcoming challenges and seeking ways to promote pulses across value chains and making them economically competitive. It is hoped that governments and responsible institutions in member countries will take appropriate measures and devote matching resources to transform these recommendations into programmes, projects and actionable activities.

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