The Pulse Economy in the Mid-1990s: A Review of Global and Regional Developments

Kelley, T G and Rao, P P and Grisko-Kelley, H (2000) The Pulse Economy in the Mid-1990s: A Review of Global and Regional Developments. In: Linking Research and Marketing Opportunities for Pulses in the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 1-29. ISBN 0-7923-5565-2

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The world pulse economy seems to have stagnated during the first half of the 1990s after going through a contraction during the 1970s caused by the Green Revolution, and an expansion during the 1980s fuelled by changes in the European Community's (EC) Common Agricultural Policies (CAP) which favored production of pulses for feed. In 1996 world production stood at 57 million MT on 70.5 million ha with an average yield of 809 kg/ha. However, recent vast cutbacks by the Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) and reductions in EC feed production following the 1992 CAP reforms in 1993 have been offset by a sustained upward trend in Africa and a remarkable expansion in South Asia. Developing countries produce 71 % of the world's pulses. India remains the largest pulse producer with 27% of world production......

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2014 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 09:21
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