Global Pulse Use Drive
ROME - Dec 11/19 - SNS -- The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) has teamed with the FAO to promote the cultivation and consumption of pulses around the globe.
The agreement "provides a framework for the FAO and the GPC to demonstrate leadership in the development of the global pulse sector", said Cindy Brown, Board President of the Global Pulse Confederation, which has 24 national association as well as 600 private-sector members.
For FAO, closer ties will build on the successful collaboration with the International Year of Pulses celebrated in 2016, for which the GPC became the main donor. The new partnership aims to move from advocacy to on-the-ground actions including a pilot programme in Burkina Faso and mapping out ways to leverage value chains for products such as cowpeas and Bambara beans.
India's Lentil Imports Maintain Solid Performance
PANAMA - Dec 9/19 - SNS -- Imports of lentils for India rocketed relative to the previous month in July, available data from Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics reveals.
Total imports during the month amounted to 96,282 metric tons (MT), up 189% from the previous month's total of 33,358. So far imports have amounted to 335,290 MT, up from 85,155 during the previous calendar year.
The latest trade data reported Canada was most important origin, supplying 85,463 MT. Australia was the second most important export origin selling 5,619 MT, followed by United States at 2,941 MT.
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