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Recognize and reaffirm contribution of pulses for sustainable agriculture, urges UN ahead of International Year of Pulses
Proclaimed by the United Nations, International Year of Pulses (IYP) is observed on February 10 each year since 2016. The observance is coordinated by FAO of the United Nations (UN) to highlight the role of pulses in sustainable food production aimed towards improving food security and nutrition.

"Following the success of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) 2016, World Pulses Day is a new opportunity to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses. Pulses are more than just nutritious seeds, they contribute to sustainable food systems and a #ZeroHunger world," informs the UN on its website.

According to the UN, under Resolution A/RES/73/251, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) designated 10 February as World Pulses Day to reaffirm the contribution of pulses for sustainable agriculture and achieving the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

"From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda," reaffirms the UN.

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