Global demand for pulses is rapidly increasing. Pulses are emerging as ‘future food’ in developed and many African countries. For South Asia region, pulses are traditionally important food commodities and cheap sources of protein. The region is now experiencing shortages of pulses and causing increase in imports. The challenge is to increase pulses production efficiently not only to meet the domestic requirement in the region but also supply for new consumers in developed and African countries.
To address this issue, a conference will be organised on 31 May-1 June 2016 in New Delhi, India. The conference is jointly organised by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), and TCi of Cornell University (TCi-CU).
Call for Abstracts
Participate in the conference and submit abstracts in any of the following topics by 30 April 2016:
Theme 1: Pulses production, consumption and environmental services
- Pulses production and their drivers (price and non-price)
- Pulses consumption and their drivers (prices, income and preferences)
- Climate change and role of pulses in environmental services
Theme 2: Pulses prices and markets
- Pulses prices and their market integration
- Inflation in pulses and causal factors
- Pulses retailing and processing
Theme 3: Policies and institutions
- Pulse seed sector
- Value chains and aggregation models in pulses
- Spill-over effects of cereal policies on pulses
Theme 4: Pulses for human health
- Pulses for nutritional security and health
- Pulses in PDS for nutritional security
- Pulse convergence innovation and nutritional security
Selected abstracts will be included in the conference, and travel grant will be supported for participation. Submission deadline is 30 April 2016.