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The official  program for  Pulses 22 is here!
05/05/2022

The official program for Pulses 22 is here!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at Pulses 22 in under 10 days and are excited to share with you the official convention program. Packed full of panels featuring some of the biggest industry players and plenty of opportunities to network and catch up, Pulses 22 marks a wonderful return to in-person events.

Global Bean Project launches introductory meeting
01/28/2022

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.

Predicted Shortfalls in the Yellow Bean Crop in Sinaloa
12/17/2021

Predicted Shortfalls in the Yellow Bean Crop in Sinaloa

Predictions in the Mexican press indicating that the yellow bean crop in Sinaloa would fall short of demand due to an acreage of less than 40,000 hectares look to have been somewhat premature, although some discrepancies are likely. Luke Wilkinson investigates.

Black Sea Region Seeds 2021 Pulse Crops
06/02/2021

Black Sea Region Seeds 2021 Pulse Crops

With India out of the picture, will the Black Sea region see a reduction in the area seeded to pulse crops this year? The GPC reaches out to sources in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to find out.

GPCYP - Industry Veterans Q&A at Pulses 2.0
10/06/2020

GPCYP - Industry Veterans Q&A at Pulses 2.0

The GPCYP-Industry Veterans Q&A allowed the new generation of up-and-coming pulse industry professionals to avail themselves of the wisdom the older generation gained through decades of experience in the trade.

Kabuli Chickpeas Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0
10/05/2020

Kabuli Chickpeas Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0

This year, with reduced production in India and Mexico, and lower seeding intentions in the U.S., Canada, Turkey and Russia, there was an expectation that market conditions would improve.

Dry Peas Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0
10/05/2020

Dry Peas Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0

The panel addressed major aspects of both the supply and the demand side of the global pea balance sheet and highlighted changes from previous years.

Pulses 2020 Preview: Red Lentils
02/28/2020

Pulses 2020 Preview: Red Lentils

At a time of great market volatility, the GPC has assembled an expert panel of industry insiders from key origins and destinations.

TRADE TALKS

Interviews with members of our industry

Will Watchorn talks this year’s production: “The US is on track for a rebound but things can still go wrong in Australia & India.”
08/08/2022

Will Watchorn talks this year’s production: “The US is on track for a rebound but things can still go wrong in Australia & India.”

Viterra is a multi-national agricultural commodity business that is active worldwide through acquisitions and growth. In terms of volume, it is one of the largest pulse handlers worldwide. As an origin-focused business, Viterra’s model is built around ports and railhead assets at the point of origin. Will Watchorn is Global Head of Pulses and has over two decades of trading experience. Jens Harder caught up with him last week to get his insight on the pulses market as it stands.

Pulses or pecans? The situation for Mexican chickpea farmers in 2022
06/09/2022

Pulses or pecans? The situation for Mexican chickpea farmers in 2022

A senior business developer at Comercializadora Columbia in Mexico City, Ricardo Ocejo Sandoval knows a thing or two about the pulse trade. He sat down with Luke Wilkinson to talk about new African markets, the pitfalls of international logistics, and the threat posed by pecans, as commodity prices waver.

Greg Cherewyk of Pulse Canada: “Attending GPC events is all about creating a global network of like-minded partners”.
05/06/2022

Greg Cherewyk of Pulse Canada: “Attending GPC events is all about creating a global network of like-minded partners”.

Pulse Canada is a national association that represents the growers, processors, and exporters of peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, and faba beans. Ahead of the upcoming Pulses 22 convention, Kirsten Provan spoke to Greg Cherewyk, President of Pulse Canada, about the 25 by 25 strategy, the current demand for Canadian grown pulses, and opportunities for growth in the industry.

“After two years apart, we definitely have a lot to catch up on at Pulses 22”
05/05/2022

“After two years apart, we definitely have a lot to catch up on at Pulses 22”

Founded in 2019, Tewomed Trading is an Ethiopian export company with its headquarters in Addis Ababa. Ahead of the GPC’s Pulses 22 convention, Kirsten Provan spoke to Tewodros Yilma about Ethiopia’s growing economy, the importance of up-to-date technology, and the impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Trade Talk with G. Chandrashekhar: Second Advance Estimate
03/16/2022

Trade Talk with G. Chandrashekhar: Second Advance Estimate

The senior editor of the Hindu Business Line reacts to the official pulse production figures and discusses the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on India, as well as the country’s pulse demand outlook and changing import policies.

A unique market: Carlo Scazzola on canning pulses in Italy
03/08/2022

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.

Hunain Khatri of SS Indenters on trading in Pakistan and his outlook for 2022
01/04/2022

Hunain Khatri of SS Indenters on trading in Pakistan and his outlook for 2022

Hunain Khatri has more than a decade’s trading experience in Pakistan, spanning everything from chemicals to crops. He is currently MD of SS Indenters’ foreign trading business, where he oversees more than 350,000 metric tonnes in global pulses trading every year. Jesse Sam caught up with him briefly in late December to get his outlook for the first quarter of the new year.

Trade Talk with Rav Kapoor of ETG Commodities
12/16/2021

Trade Talk with Rav Kapoor of ETG Commodities

Founded more than fifty years ago, ETG is an agricultural conglomerate now operating in over forty countries around the world. Kirsten Provan spoke to ETG’s CEO, Rav Kapoor, to get a better understanding of the company’s aims and find out his thoughts on the current pulse market.

Trade talk with Karim Asaad
11/25/2021

Trade talk with Karim Asaad

Speaking from his Kimpex International office in Cairo, Brooks & Kempton’s founder and CEO talked to Madaline Dunn about trade, perseverance and the importance of community support in the pulses industry.

Rule Breaker’s Nancy Kalish on redefining snacking
11/02/2021

Rule Breaker’s Nancy Kalish on redefining snacking

New York-based Rule Breaker is a range of brownies, blondies and snack bites all made with chickpeas as the first ingredient. Every product they make is allergen-free, preservative-free, vegan, and certified kosher and free from GMOs.

Trade Talk with Fanny Molletones
04/21/2021

Trade Talk with Fanny Molletones

Trustex Trading's Fanny Molletones shares insight on the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly growing mung bean industry in Venezuela.

Trade Talk with Gaurav Jain
04/14/2021

Trade Talk with Gaurav Jain

The founder of AgPulse Analytica shares his insights on pulse markets and where he sees the industry heading.

RESEARCH CORNER

Science news and articles on pulse research

Pulse Value Chain Mapping in Africa
11/20/2020

Pulse Value Chain Mapping in Africa

MSU’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research is leading a study to map out value chains for key legumes in West and Southern Africa.


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