Story:Legumes as a Tool to Fight Poverty: Why the International Community Needs to Refocus Investment Priorities

Friday, March 11, 2016

This is a blog post by David Guerena: Pulse crops are critically important to human nutrition, soil health, and agricultural productivity. These edible seeds of the legume family of plants are one of the main dietary staples for approximately 2 billion of the world’s poor, many of whom live in remote areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The symbiotic partnership between legumes and soil bacteria, which imparts the ability of legumes to biologically fix nitrogen from nitrogen gas in the air, is critical to combating poverty, environmental degradation, and improving soil health. More


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