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May 22, 2020

Pulse champions and smart seed innovations boost farmers’ incomes and resilience

May 1, 2020

Canadian seed industry seeking government help to curb black market sale of Canadian seed varieties to shadowy buyers in Kazakhstan (The Western Producer)

February 10, 2020

Pulses, sustainable 'superfoods' for the future

May 17, 2019

Rise of plant-based protein forces pulse quality rethink (Western Producer)

March 20, 2019

Canada - Time for a new balance on pulse protein-yield trade-off - The group that recommends new pulse varieties for registration with the CFIA says it hopes to “bolster” or, at the least, “hold the line” on protein (Manitoba Co-operator)

February 25, 2019

Canada - Proposed Seed Variety Use Agreement: Implementing royalties for farm-saved seed (Globalnews)

August 2, 2018

United Kingdom - PGRO (Processors and Growers Research Organisation) calls for improved market supply and demand statistics for the UK pulse crop

June 8, 2018

United Kingdom pulses need a clear political direction to drive increased research fundgin

June 19, 2017

Joint statement from the British Edible Pulses Association and PGRO - United Kingdom pulse industry condems EU MEPs' surprise EFA pesticide ban

March 2, 2017

How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty (The Conversation)

January 12, 2017

Hülsenfrüchte – Gut für den Acker und die Gesundheit

December 6, 2016

World Soil Day hails symbiotic role of pulses to boost sustainable agriculture - New report explores how nitrogen-fixing plants enhance nutritious diets, carbon sequestration and soil fertility

November 29, 2016

Internationales Jahr der Hülsenfrüchte 2016 (Industrieverband Agrar)

November 22, 2016

Keeping the focus on grain pulses - FAO dialogue explores nutritional, environmental and economic virtues of growing lentils and beans

October 27, 2016

Deutscher Bauernverband Vizepräsident Heidl im Gespräch mit Europaparlamentariern: Heimischer Anbau von Eiweißpflanzen darf nicht in Frage gestellt werden

September 28, 2016

Nutritious seeds for a sustainable future: when research and policy meet

July 15, 2016

"Pre-breeding funding is key to pulse revolution", says Dr Shivali Sharma, Theme Leader – Pre-breeding, Genetic Gains Program, ICRISAT

July 6, 2016

Why the African food basket should be full of beans and other pulses (The Conversation

June 14, 2016

A wap of where your food originated may surprise you (KQED)

February 15, 2016

Fairy tale hints at dark side of pulses (SciDev.Net)

January 31, 2016

2016 to be celebrated as the International Year of Pulses

January 6, 2016

Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

November 9, 2015

India - Explore option of genetically modified pulses: NITI member (The Economic Times)

May 6, 2015

Australia - The pluses of pulses (Farm Weekly)

With Feed the Future support, grain legumes boost nutrition

April 9, 2015

L’acteur incontournable de la biodiversité, de la production et de la qualité, c’est la filière française des semences de céréales à paille et protéagineux

February 10, 2015

New perspectives on grain legume production and uses for human consumption - February 2015 workshop

January 14, 2015

Canada - Pulse, crop research funding boosted - Feds, province chip in with cash (The StarPhoenix)

Eat your peas. They’re good for you…and for Canada (Real Agriculture)

November 19, 2014

Lack of access to improved technologies hinders legume production in Africa (Africa Science News)


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