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From butter beans to pigeon peas: UN launches International Year of Pulses (IYP)

2016 will promote protein power and health benefits of dried legumes

Pulses are an affordable alternative to more expensive animal-based protein, which makes them ideal for enhancing diets in poorer parts of the world. Pulses, including all kinds of dried beans and peas, are a cheap, delicious and highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries read more.
International Year of Pulses website

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries

This is the eleventh volume on Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. The publication provides some information on the broad development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 53 African countries.

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Africa Progress Report 2014

Chaired by former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the Africa Progress Panel presented this year’s Africa Progress Report, ‘Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue Revolutions‘, in London on Thursday, May 8. The report finds that African countries can reduce poverty and inequality by boosting agriculture, which affects two thirds of the continent’s population. Africa has the potential to feed itself and other regions too. But the plunder of Africa’s timber and fisheries must stop.



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