Last week, the Pan African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, the first conference dedicated to boosting pulse productivity, nutrition and processing in Africa occurred. 

The conference could be a potential milestone in the fight against global hunger as over four hundred academics, NGOs and scientists came together to discuss how pulses could help poor, small holder African farmers to fight climate change, boost productivity and feed their families. 

Also last week, a new survey called the ‘Global Pulse Productivity & Sustainability Survey’, highlighted the lack of investment in pulses compared to other crops such as cereals. 

To read more about how both the conference and the survey may mark a milestone in the battle to deal with global hunger, try this article in the Huffington Post.