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Pulses in India

In India, pulses, such as chickpeas, lentils, and pigeon peas, are a major source of protein and complex carbohydrates, and have generally been affordable for consumers. Pulses are useful for farmers too because they improve soil health and help to increase soil fertility. Yet, market volatility has led to rapid inflation of food prices in India. Rising prices for pulses are making this key protein source less affordable, so consumers are eating fewer pulses and diets have become less healthy.

IFPRI has worked closely with the Ministry of Finance and a special task force to develop a new pricing policy for pulses that addresses government procurement issues while protecting farmers.

Part of a series of shorts produced to support IFPRI's Book Launch for "Pulses for Nutrition in India" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeqdWbb3KnJ8XVD1WIrmgNzQvdnrA9d12

  • Melissa Cooperman/IFPRI, CPA, Washington DC
  • Jamed Falik/IFPRI, CPA, Washington DC
    Data Analytics and Visualization Manager of Communications and Public Policy Division of IFPRI
  • Vaishali Dassani/IFPRI:South Asian Office, New Delhi India
  • Jamed Falik/IFPRI: Data Analytics and Visualization Manager, CPA
  • Pramod Joshi/IFPRI; Director for South Asia
    Co-Author of the book: Dr P. K. Joshi joined as the senior Program Manager at the New Delhi office in April, 2011. Previous to this, he was the director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NARRM). Earlier he held the positions of Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi. Dr. Joshi was also South Asia Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute; and Senior Economist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru. His area of research includes Technology Policy, Market and Institutional Economics. Dr Joshi was awarded: Dr. M S Randhawa Memorial Award (2009-11); DK Desai Award of the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics; and thrice the Doshi Foundation Award of the Agricultural Economics Research Association for best research contribution in agricultural economics. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Devesh Roy/IFPRI; Senior Research Fellow
    Co-Author of the book: Dr. Devesh Roy, who joined IFPRI in 2004 as a post doctoral fellow, conducts research on international economics with focus on product standards in international trade. His other areas of research are international migration, economic growth and development, economic geography and impact of trade liberalization on food security in poor countries. Before coming to IFPRI, he was a PhD student at the University of Maryland at College Park. Roy also holds a B. A. in economics from Delhi University and a M.A. from the Delhi School of Economics. He is citizen of India.
  • Jamed Falik/IFPRI: Data Analytics and Visualization Manager, CPA
  • Melissa Cooperman/IFPRI: Video Producer, CPA
    Cinematography and Sound
  • Devesh Roy
    Key Cast
    "IFPRI Senior Research Fellow, Washington DC"
    Interviewed economist and co-author of book
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    4 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    United States
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    English, Hindi
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    Digital HD 2K
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Director - Melissa Cooperman/IFPRI, CPA, Washington DC, Jamed Falik/IFPRI, CPA, Washington DC, Vaishali Dassani/IFPRI:South Asian Office, New Delhi India