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All Pulses Dinner

A simple pulse can make the most extraordinary meal even more extraordinary when it is a multi-course dinner served garden-side by talented hosts. Mr. Ahmad Farooq, Alternate Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN agencies in Rome and the co-chair of the International Steering Committee for the International Year of Pulses (2016) and his skilled wife hosted the members of the steering committee. They were kind enough to include me.

The menu shows the extraordinary diversity of what can be done with pulses – right down to the desserts.  My favorite dish was the Qeema, but everything I sampled was a joy.  We can’t wait to see what Pakistan supplies as the national signature dish for the year of pulses.


Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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