The Global Economy of Pulses
The production, trade and consumption of pulses have seen substantial growth over the last fifteen years.
- The report The Global Economy of Pulses examines the trends and patterns of this growth, and the factors that explain these for different kinds of pulses.
- The report presents an analysis of trends of consumption of pulses in different regions of the world and discusses the role that pulses can play in human nutrition.
- The report presents an analysis of the dynamics of growth of major pulses in different pulse-producing countries of the world. It describes the increasingly important role of trade in the global economy of pulses and presents an analysis of changing patterns of trade.
- The report argues that there is a pressing need to close the large gap between potential and actual yields, particularly on smallholder farms in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, by increased adoption of improved varieties and modern agronomic practices in all developing countries. This in turn requires a major thrust in agricultural research and extension, improving credit availability, and public investment directed at pulse production.
- The report discusses future prospects and policy imperatives for sustaining the growth of pulse production.
- Introduction (Boubaker Ben Belhassen, Vikas Rawal and Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro)
- Pulses: Nutritional Benefits and Consumption Patterns (Vikas Rawal, Ruth Charrondiere, Maria Xipsiti and Fernanda Grande)
- Chickpea: Transformation in Production Conditions (Vikas Rawal and Prachi Bansal with contributions from Kanika Tyagi)
- Pulses of Phaseolus and Vigna Genera (Prachi Bansal, Vikas Rawal and Vaishali Bansal)
- Lentil: Emergence of Large-scale, Export-oriented Production (Vikas Rawal and Vaishali Bansal)
- Pigeonpea: Smallholder Production (Jesim Pais and Vaishali Bansal)
- Dry Pea: Production Driven by Demand for Animal Feed (Prachi Bansal and Vaishali Bansal)
- Pulses of the Vicia genus (Prachi Bansal)
- Value Chains and Markets (Mandira Sarma, Jesim Pais and Vaishali Bansal with contributions from Robert Burden)
- Drivers of Growth and Future Growth Prospects (Vikas Rawal with contributions from Merritt Cluff)
Interview (Oct. 2017) with Vikas Rawal, Professor of economics Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Co-Editor of The Global Economy of Pulses (FAO, September 2019, 190 pages)
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Interview (Dec. 2016) with Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro, Consultant, Division du commerce et des marchés (EST) FAO
- Co-Editor of The Global Economy of Pulses
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