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

abstract

  • The world pulse economy seems to have stagnated during the first half of the 1990s after going through acontraction during the 1970s caused by the Green Revolution, and an expansion during the 1980s fuelled bychanges in the European Community's (EC) Common Agricultural Policies (CAP) which favored productionof pulses for feed. In 1996 world production stood at 57 million MT on 70.5 million ha with an average yieldof 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 asustained upward trend in Africa and a remarkable expansion in South Asia. Developing countries produce71 % of the world's pulses. India remains the largest pulse producer with 27% of world production

publication date

  • 2000
  • 2000