Pulses for Nutrition in India: Changing Patterns from Farm to Fork

IFPRI’s peer-reviewed book examines India’s pulses sector in light of agricultural systems, climate change, irrigation design, and how policies (including the Green Revolution) have evolved over time. To understand how pulses can help fulfill the objectives of India’s food policies, experts explore the role that pulse production plays in global trade; the changing demand for pulses in India since the 1960s; the possibility of improving pulse yields with better technology to compete with cereals; and the long-term health benefits of greater reliance on pulses. The analyses provided contribute to the emerging literature on pulses and will aid policymakers in finding ways to feed and nourish a growing population.

IFPRI, December, 2017.