First World Pulses Day Observed on February 10

First World Pulses Day Observed on February 10

  • The United Nations designated first-ever World Pulses Day was held on February 10, 2019.
  • The global event aimed at celebrating pulses worldwide and the important contributions it made to sustainable food production after 2016 International Year of Pulses.
  • In 2018, the UN General Assembly, in 2018, decided to mark 10 February as World Pulses Day, to keep alive the positive momentum surrounding these healthy, nutritious, protein-rich, nitrogen-fixing legumes after FAO’s successful 2016 International Year of Pulses Campaign.

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  1. When is the World Pulses Day observed
  2. Which year was observed as the International Year of Pulses