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Promoting regional trade in pulses in the Horn of Africa

Promoting regional trade in pulses in the Horn of Africa
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Ecdpm , FAO 23 December 2016

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An increased demand for processed food based on pulses offers opportunities of employment and entrepreneurship for women and youth, while the demand for pulses and residues as animal feed is also growing due to changing diets,notes report.

According to a report published by FAO and ECDPM in December 2016, despite all prospects pulses present, pulses production and yields in Africa and the Horn remain lagging behind potential. There is also a lack of reliable information on the actual and potential of regional trade. In addition public and private investments have long favoured cereal crops over pulses, perceives the report.

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