The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. In the context of this campaign, FAO experts Teodardo Calles and Fernanda Grande hosted a webinar to present the benefits of pulses from agriculture, ecological,and nutrition perspectives. Pulses are annual leguminous crops yielding between one and 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape, and color within a pod, and are used for both food and feed. Pulses provide benefits for soil fertility and climate change, as well as for combating malnutrition.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), June 2016