Since 2019, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) decided to dedicate a day to celebrate all things pulses: World Pulses Day!
The goal of the day — which falls annually on February 10 — is to increase awareness of the global food and its role in sustainable food production. The theme for World Pulses Day 2021 is #LovePulses.
According to the UN, World Pulses Day also seeks to maintain momentum gained from 2016, the International Year of Pulses, announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The celebration is also a recognition of the decisive role that pulses can play in achieving the comprehensive, far-reaching, and people-centred set of universal and transformative goals and targets of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — a plan of action that seeks to strengthen universal peace.
What is your favourite pulse crop, and why? Send us a tweet @realagriculture, and join in the #WorldPulsesDay conversation— we’d love to see your responses!
— FAO in North America (@FAONorthAmerica) February 10, 2021
Happy #WorldPulsesDay! Its very cold across some of the prime pulse growing territories of #CdnAg, lets fill our timelines with some of these gorgeous crops!#LovePulses #westcdnag #prairies pic.twitter.com/thCS18nnvE
— Kara Oosterhuis (@KaraOosterhuis) February 10, 2021
— S.F. Blade, PhD ??? (@DeanALES_UofA) February 10, 2021
Pulses are vital for our health and nutrition and can help achieve a #ZeroHunger world.
— United Nations (@UN) February 10, 2021
Today is World Pulses Day and we want to celebrate by thanking all of our pulse producers in SK for growing the delicious, nutritious, sustainable, and safe food for the world to consume! #WorldPulsesDay #LovePulses #ThankAFarmer pic.twitter.com/1lhcX8ULDV
— Sask Pulse Growers (@SaskPulse) February 10, 2021
— BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (@BASFAgSolutions) February 10, 2021
Today is #WorldPulsesDay?
Over the last 20+ years Pulses have become a major part of my crop rotation
Faba’s, Lentils and Peas provide several benefits to my farm like nitrogen fixing, extending my rotation and spreading out harvest
And I love watching them grow? pic.twitter.com/srDzRAts30
— John (@kowalchukfarms1) February 10, 2021
As #WorldPulsesDay continues, check out this Pinto bean gene discovery from our scientists! It helps solve post harvest seed coat darkening problems facing #CdnAg. Take a look: https://t.co/IdXAsg8Mn6 pic.twitter.com/iIyyNMy15z
— AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) February 10, 2021
#DidYouKnow pulses can increase biodiversity?
— FAO Knowledge (@FAOKnowledge) February 9, 2021