Weekly Update on India’s Gram Chana Market (March 28 to April 2, 2022)
IGrain’s Rahul Chauhan provides information on pricing and current inventories, as well as import figures and news from domestic and international markets.
The GPC CEO Roundtable
The GPC hosted a CEO Roundtable featuring industry leaders from across the pulses community. The recording of the session is now available to GPC members.
Brazil: A new dawn for the organic market - large-scale production is now a reality
Marcelo Lüders shares his insights on the booming organic pulses market in Brazil ahead of the Brazilian Bean Pulses & Special Crops Forum on April 11-14.
Resilient Tanzania defies the pandemic, tops pulses exports
When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and almost the entire world moved into lockdowns, Tanzania went against the grain with the government deciding to try a relaxed method of containing the virus by leaving the economy largely open.
IPGA Knowledge Series Rabi Outlook & Kharif Production 2022
On January 28, 2022, the IPGA gave its first webinar of the year with an outlook on the Rabi 21/22 season.
Global Bean Project launches introductory meeting
On Thursday January 28, the Global Bean Project, a European network with links to Kenya and India that aims to promote and increase the consumption and cultivation of legumes, held an introductory webinar.
Interviews with members of our industry
“We need to get back to face-to-face business; it creates more consistency and better structure.” ADM Edible Beans looks ahead to Pulses 22
Madaline Dunn talked to Orion Roy-Wright, trade manager, and Jason Burns, general manager at ADM Edible Beans, to get their insight into the evolution of the pulse industry, how it's coping with recent trade challenges, and what's ahead for the company
Brazil’s huge increase in mung bean exports is thanks to Iuri Bruns’ discovery of a hangover cure
The CEO of Samba Foods gives the GPC an in-depth look into the Brazilian market and the inner workings of his company.
Robots, research and rising nitrogen prices: iSeeds' Tony Dever is ready for anything the pulses industry throws at him
Tony Dever of Australia's iSeeds spoke to Madaline Dunn about navigating turbulent times, his positive outlook on the pulses industry and his decision to establish a business focused solely on pulses.
Carla Mayara Borges de Lima on tackling a Brazilian market rocked by obstacles on all sides
The head of Fazenda Nova Geração spoke to Luke Wilkinson on how she’s dealing with fierce competition from soy and corn, the aftermath of drought and a potential fertilizer shortage.
EU regulations are affecting Peruvian exports but domestic demand is ever-increasing
The Peruvian market may be facing challenges from the EU but Jorge Fernandez Gil says new doors are opening for Agro Fergi’s exports and domestic demand is ever-increasing.
Jeff Van Pevenage thinks the pulse business is cool. And he’s not the only one
The CEO of Columbia Grain on why more and more young people are getting into the industry and what advice he’s passing on to his son.
European self-sufficiency can be a reality - but it will take years: Henk van Leeuwen on the complications of EU tariffs
Henk van Leeuwen joined the company in 1990 and Kira Nash spoke to him about EU tariffs, European self-sufficiency, the French pulses market and the shipping industry.
A unique market: Carlo Scazzola on canning pulses in Italy
Kira Nash spoke with Carlo Scazzola, president of Italian brokers Agras Pulses, which was established in 1984 as part of Agras group and deals largely in pulse exports into Italy, about Italian consumption, export issues and the intricacies of the canning industry.
Montserrat San José Cabezas of Legumbres Victor on the drivers of consumption and cultivation of pulses in Spain
Luke Wilkinson spoke to Montserrat about the benefits of a well-placed business, her pride in the products of her region and how EU subsidies have promoted pulses among its hard-working farmers.
Mike Anderson of Anderson Northwest on the changing US demand and pulse growing in the Palouse
Kira Nash spoke to Mike Anderson of Anderson Northwest in Washington state, USA, about company philosophy, the changing landscape of the North American market and the opportunities on the horizon in the post-Covid future.
Steele & Company’s Candy Willett on how, even after a difficult year, the future is bright for US pulses
Kira Nash spoke with Candy Willett from US-based Steele & Company about the US pulse market, export trends and demand, the removal of EU tariffs, and what 2022 has to offer.
Required reading: Mark Uebersax discusses the 2nd edition of his book Dry Beans and Pulses: Production, Processing, and Nutrition
“Pulse crops are the unsung heroes in the realm of food and agriculture production, and much additional education regarding the basic and inherent properties of pulses is required to further the adoption and utilization of these commodities. We hope our book can provide that.”
Science news and articles on pulse research
Perfect Timing: Creating a Database of Pulse Cooking Times, One Pot at a Time
USDA Plant Geneticist Karen Cichy leads an innovative project aimed at helping others in the field develop pulses that cook faster and are more convenient