Burkina Faso to host ceremony marking end of the 2016 International Year of Pulses

posted on November 30, 2016 1:07pm

Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou will host the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses

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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meeting with President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

The announcement was made by Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a meeting with Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

The closure of the International Year of Pulses, to be held in Burkina Faso early 2017, will be an opportunity to showcase and share success stories from around the world, FAO’s Director-General said.

Running under the slogan “nutritious seeds for a sustainable future”, the UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses to raise awareness of the many benefits of pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.

Link to the full FAO story.