The project called “Living and Eating Healthy by Consuming Pulses”, organised by PAKDER, shows documentaries at schools to teach kids how to eat more pulses.

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The International Year of Pulses is reminding the world that pulse crops play an important role in the sustainability of global agriculture and food systems, and that their potential is not currently being fully realized. Pulse crops use less fertilizer than other crops, they break up disease cycles in crop rotations, they provide tasty and nutritious foods, and they can deliver very good financial returns to producers.

Dr. Vincent Vadez, Principal Scientist, CGIAR-ICRISAT

From the past to the present, pulses benefit agricultural systems

Pulse crops have always been playing a beneficial and central role in crop rotations. Even the Romans and ancient Chinese already knew the benefit of using peas and soybean. When pulses are used as a ‘break crop’ for pests or diseases, wheat yield has been shown to increase by up to 1.2 tons per hectare [1] and the benefit even lasts for an additional wheat crop.