Alberta Pulse is pleased to be celebrating International Year of Pulses 2016, as declared by the United Nations. IYP2016 will be a celebration that recognizes the contribution that peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas make to global nutrition, health, food security and environmental sustainability. It will also provide the momentum to share the message with the world about these fabulous pulses that we grow.
The four main theme areas of IYP are:
Check out the IYP Creating Awareness video series.
The series of three videos outlines the main attributes that we are promoting about pulses.
Please find the videos here:
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada has partnered with Pulse Canada to offer lesson plans for educators across Canada and bring curriculum linked pulse concepts to the classroom. Click here to learn more.
The Alberta Pulse Showcase was a successful Alberta event as part of the 2016 IYP celebration. In partnership with the Alberta Pulse Growers and Alberta Agriculture & Forestry's Food and Bio-Processing Branch, new products were developed with industry partners that used Canadian peas, beans, faba beans and their fractions. Products presented at three Alberta Pulse Showcase events in 2016 included:
Continuing beyond 2016, the goal is to further increase awareness and the local consumption of pulses and pulse ingredients in value-added food products.
Watch the videos below to see the highlights from The Alberta Pulse Showcase events that took place in November 2016:
The Alberta Pulse – Scientists in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckm3aNx51iM
The Alberta Pulse – Celebrating International Year of Pulses (IYP) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0rrtw6bwCk
The Alberta Pulse – Industry Partner Testimonials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRMHOunM204
General Youtube Videos - Alberta Agriculture webpage https://www.youtube.com/user/AlbertaAgriculture/videos
Celebrate IYP by picking up a limited edition calendar produced by APG in celebration of this special year. The printed calendar features roomy, detachable pockets for storing monthly farm receipts. It will be available in limited quantities at events where APG has a booth. If you would rather print your own calendar, the file is available here.
Visit this site regularly for updates on Alberta IYP celebrations.