Pulses: The Heroes of Nutrition & Agricultural Sustainability
UC Davis Professor Douglas Cook gave a talk titled, "Pulses: The Heroes of Nutrition & Agricultural Sustainability" on October 5, 2016. The seminar was hosted live online and will be posted shortly as a webcast.
The UC Davis World Food Center, the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice and SecureNutrition hosted a seminar to celebrate the UN’s International Year of Pulses. The featured speaker was UC Davis Professor Douglas Cook, who leads the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Chickpea with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The seminar highlighted the role pulses play in nutrition and agricultural sustainability. Among other themes, Cook covered the uses of pulses in the developing world and challenges around nutrition, yield, climate change, and more.
Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family and represent 12 grain crops, including dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils. Cook shared his decades of experience on legumes in a discussion covering agriculture, nutrition, delivery systems and the challenge of linking science to the development of resilient legumes for farmers.