International Year
of Pulses

The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, and Emerging acted as the Secretariat for the Global Pulse Confederation’s IYP Activities.

Emerging helped coordinate global promotions and events, as well as fundraising efforts, communications, and more.

"You have taken IYP campaign so much further than we ‘dared to dream’ at the outset 15 months ago – hearty congratulations and thank you."

Andrew Jacobs, Director, AGT Poortman

"You have an outstanding website.  I love cooking and eating dried beans.  From the information on your website, I am sure that I will expand my cooking into other pulses. My compliments the quality and resources on your website."

Bill B., Website Consumer

PULSES.ORG is a consumer-facing website launched in November, 2015, to help raise awareness of pulses. This website serves as a database for pulse-based recipes, Worlds Best Pulse Dishes, as well as blog posts, videos, and more!

The website was relaunched to promote the Worlds Greatest Pulse Dishes, a group of recipes from around the world to showcase the diverse way pulses are used in traditional dishes globally. 


 "I'm really proud to be part of the LovePulses Product Showcase Competition. To me its more than a competition but a platform for sharing great idea's as far as pulses are concerned"

Phindile Jane Tsela, Food Nutrition Department of the Government, Swaziland

Global Pulse Day 2017

January 18, 2017 was a day to remember for beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. People around the globe gathered to celebrate these astonishing pulse crops — one of the final celebrations of the 2016 UN International Year of Pulses — to successfully raise awareness on the multiple benefits of consuming pulses for people and the planet.

Global Pulse Day exceeded all expectations: while last year’s Pulse Feast saw 141 events in 36 countries, this year’s celebrations broke the record of 225 events in 63 countries reaching 62 million impressions via social media.

Read the Global Pulse Day 2017 Social Media Report here!

Read the report for Pulse Feast 2016 here

Connect with LovePulses

The International Year of Pulses can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. LovePulses works as a platform for consumers to share and like recipes, photos, stories, and pulse facts!

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