Grain Legumes Production, Consumption and Trade Trends in Developing Countries -An Assessment and Synthesis, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series Number 3

Nedumaran, S and Abinaya, P and Shraavya, B and Rao, P P and Bantilan, M C S (2013) Grain Legumes Production, Consumption and Trade Trends in Developing Countries -An Assessment and Synthesis, Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series Number 3. [Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series]

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Abstract

Over the years, legumes are increasingly recognized for their nutritional significance and for enhancing the soil fertility yet research in legumes has always lagged behind when compared to cereals. This situation is gradually changing so as to invest more in pulses research for meeting the growing demand for them all over the world. This paper analyses the historical trends in production, consumption and trade. Mostly it has been found that production has not been able to meet demand due to the secondary treatment of pulses in developing economies. Only the marginal rainfed areas are demarcated for pulse production leading to high variability in yields and producer prices, and the inter-regional differences in farm-gate prices reflect the uneven distribution of pulse production and demand–supply mismatch. Developed countries with their enormous resources, have expanded production of food legumes in the case of fababean, chickpea, lentils and soybean and lead in the export of these crops. Developing countries have yet to keep pace with them at least to be able to meet current demand if not future demand

Item Type: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series
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Series Name: Socioeconomics Discussion Paper Series 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legumes; historic trends; production and consumption; trade
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Food legumes
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2013 04:31
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 05:00
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6428
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