9/02/2024

The 5 big pluses of pulses


1 Pulses are a power food

Ripple Effect farmer Doreen and her family in western Uganda share a meal of cassava and beans
In western Uganda Ripple Effect farmer Doreen's family share a meal of cassava and beans

2 Pulses are drought-tolerant

Ripple Effect farmer Rose in northern Uganda is intercropping with beans
Farmer Rose in northern Uganda shows her maize intercropped with beans.

3 Pulses enrich the soil

8 year-old Netsanet holding some of her family's haricot bean harvest with Ripple Effect, in Wolaita, Ethiopia
8 year-old Netsanet with some of her family's haricot bean harvest in Wolaita, Ethiopia

4 Pulses boost biodiversity

Pulses being sold as part of Ripple Effect's project in western Uganda
Pulses being sold as a result of the Living with Wildlife project in western Uganda

5 Pulses are easy to store and transport

Ripple Effect farmer Lilian in Rwanda preparing beans
Ripple Effect farmer Lilian in Bugesera, Rwanda, preparing her harvested beans
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