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At Chippewa Valley, science is key in getting farmers to grow more beans
06/21/2022

At Chippewa Valley, science is key in getting farmers to grow more beans

Across partnerships with the Universtity of Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Bean is collaborating on research into how to grow more beans and grow them more sustainably. Through the valuable insights gained, company President Cindy Brown reflects on what it takes to move agriculture into the future. Kira Nash reports.

Room for improvement / unleashing the potential of the mungbean
06/14/2022

Room for improvement / unleashing the potential of the mungbean

The ACIAR-funded International Mungbean Improvement Network (IMIN) project is now in its second phase, working with countries across the world to tailor new mungbean varieties to local conditions and markets, and improve food, income and nutrition security.

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.

South Australia set to lead the pulse protein revolution
03/29/2022

South Australia set to lead the pulse protein revolution

A company-led consortium is set to establish one of the world's largest plant protein hubs in South Australia following a significant investment from the Australian government. Led by Australian Plant Proteins (APP) with partners AGT and Thomas Foods, the project will transform the region into a plant-based protein powerhouse.

UN FAO World Pulses Day webinar coverage
02/16/2022

UN FAO World Pulses Day webinar coverage

February 10, 2022 marked the 4th annual World Pulses Day and the UN FAO held a 2-hour webinar in which both key industry players from worldwide organizations and young influencers bringing about positive change at a global level were invited to speak.

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 Beans Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0
10/06/2020

Black Beans Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0

During the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, black bean consumption spiked as panicked consumers cleared out store shelves ahead of national lockdowns.

Faba Beans Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0
10/05/2020

Faba Beans Global Outlook at Pulses 2.0

In Australia, with harvest still months away, ABARES estimated the country’s 2020 faba bean production at 418,000 MT. That would be a 28% increase over last year.

Mexico Crop Report: November 2019
11/29/2019

Mexico Crop Report: November 2019

Mexico has two growing cycles: the spring-summer cycle, when practically all of Mexico’s dry beans are grown, and the fall-winter cycle, when its chickpea crop is produced together with a smaller dry bean crop than in the spring-summer cycle.

2019 U.S. Dry Bean Planting Report
08/28/2019

2019 U.S. Dry Bean Planting Report

The dry bean area is up on lower prices for major commodity crops, but the crop was planted late and frost is a major concern.

Update on Canada’s Pulse Crops
08/27/2019

Update on Canada’s Pulse Crops

The pea harvest is underway in Canada’s Western Prairies. August weather conditions have been generally wet and cool.

TRADE TALKS

Interviews with members of our industry

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.

“Attending an event like this is all about meeting with and creating a global network of like-minded partners”. Greg Cherewyk of Pulse Canada.
05/06/2022

“Attending an event like this is all about meeting with and creating a global network of like-minded partners”. Greg Cherewyk of Pulse Canada.

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.

When it comes to value-added, Alexandra Londoño says the pulse industry is sitting on gold
05/06/2022

When it comes to value-added, Alexandra Londoño says the pulse industry is sitting on gold

Based in Switzerland, Bühler Group is a family-owned world leader in a huge variety of technologies that influence multiple aspects of everyday life. Within their vast food division, they’re concentrating on plant-based protein ingredients derived, in large part, from pulses. Kira Nash spoke with Alexandra Londoño of Bühler Group about the company’s partnerships, innovations, and excitement about a plant-based future.

“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.

Bharat Thakkar | Sun Impex (UAE)
04/13/2022

Bharat Thakkar | Sun Impex (UAE)

“I use insights from GPC conferences to help shape my trading strategy for the upcoming months” - Bharat Thakkar

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.

A promising landscape: Mirko Geremia on the future of Bolivian pulses
12/01/2021

A promising landscape: Mirko Geremia on the future of Bolivian pulses

Mirko Geremia is a Brazilian pioneer in the Bolivian grain market and is the owner of Safras Corretora de Cereais. In an interview with Ana Krepp, he reveals the steps he took to become an important agent in the grain industry in Latin America, drawing parallels between markets in the region.

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.

Dario Alzate Medina on Aburrá and the Colombian bean market
11/23/2021

Dario Alzate Medina on Aburrá and the Colombian bean market

Recognised for commercial merit by Fenalco (Federación Nacional de Comerciantes de Colombia) in this year’s award, Dario Alzate Medina is no small player in Colombia’s pulses market, trading beans with his company, Aburrá. Ana Krepp caught up with him to discuss his company and the industry in general.

Andy Bury on UK Pulse Production
11/12/2021

Andy Bury on UK Pulse Production

Andy Bury, a pulses trader at Frontier Agriculture, talks about UK pulse production, this year’s crops, and the slow but steady progress of the fava bean ahead of Monday’s EU webinar, where he will be a panellist.

Arvee's Shyam Narsaria on Myanmar’s changing pulses landscape
11/10/2021

Arvee's Shyam Narsaria on Myanmar’s changing pulses landscape

Shyam Narsaria is CEO of Arvee International, a Singapore-based pulses trader with deep interests in Myanmar. Jesse Sam caught up with him in late-October to find out more about Myanmar’s recent agreement with India and to understand some of the key trends shaping the market.

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.

Diversification in Covid Times
07/01/2021

Diversification in Covid Times

Pedro Cortes of Akila group on leveraging their global network in a crisis and the outlook for this year's Brazilian bean crop.

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.

Trade Talk with José Macera
04/14/2021

Trade Talk with José Macera

The company started 35 years ago exporting mainly black beans to Mexico; today, despite the economic hardships brought by the global pandemic, the company continues to find ways to grow.

Trade Talk with Horacio Fragola
02/23/2021

Trade Talk with Horacio Fragola

Alicampo’s founder talks about his company’s successful strategy with growers and the outlook heading into Argentina’s pulse planting season.

Trade Talk with Brian Clancey
10/13/2020

Trade Talk with Brian Clancey

STATPub’s founder tells the story behind his celebrated ag news website and talks lentils and about his participation at Pulses 2.0.


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