Celebrating 2020 World Pulses Day
The nitrogen-fixing properties of pulses improve soil fertility, which increases and extends the productivity of the farmland.
By using pulses for intercropping and cover crops, farmers can also promote farm biodiversity and soil biodiversity, while keeping harmful pests and diseases at bay.
Furthermore, pulses can contribute to climate change mitigation by reducing dependence on the synthetic fertilizers used to introduce nitrogen artificially into the soil.
Greenhouse gases are released during the manufacturing and application of these fertilizers, and their overuse can be detrimental to the environment.