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People & Culture

Pulse power

In Ethiopia, protein-rich crops of pulses such as chickpeas are no longer playing second fiddle to maize and wheat, a shift that’s transforming lives

  • Jan 26, 2018
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Sefiya Heliso harvests chickpeas in southern Ethiopia. Heliso is participating in a project that is encouraging people to grow and eat pulses such as chickpeas to help improve food security in the country Expand Image

How pulse crops such as chickpeas and beans are improving the lives and prospects of people in southern Ethiopia. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

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