GBP Display and mailerRecognizing the critical role of pulses in achieving food and nutrition security, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). IYP 2016 was meant to create opportunities and encourage all stakeholders, including national governments to work towards improving pulses’ productivity and production. More importantly, the focus was on enhancing investments in R4D and extension services to do so.

Riding on the momentum of the International Year of Pulses, January 18 of every year is celebrated as Global Pulse Day; this global event will continue the efforts made in promoting and will help in raising awareness of the multiple benefits of consuming pulses.

The first Global Pulse Day took place on January 6, 2016, as “Pulse Feast,” with 141 events spanning 36 countries, reaching 21 million people. A range of events from corporate parties to a seminar on pulses can qualify to be part of the Global Pulse Day celebrations.

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