Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (PDT)
The World Food Center, the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice and SecureNutrition will host a seminar to celebrate the UN’s International Year of Pulses. The featured speaker is 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 will highlight the role pulses play in nutrition and agricultural sustainability. Among other themes, Cook will cover use 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 will share 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.