Pulse Research Institutes and Organisations
The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC) (formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) is head quartered in Dubai and licenced under the Dubai Government authority, Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC).
GPC is the not for profit peak body for the whole global pulses industry value chain. As the sole international confederation for the industry it enjoys membership from 18 national associations (federations) and over 600 private sector members in an industry worth over $100 Billion at the retail level and over 60 million tonnes in pulse production and distribution in over 55 countries.
The organisation represents the common good of all sectors of the global pulse industry value chain from growers and researchers, through input and logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral bodies, processors, canners and consumers.
Created in 1997, Pulse Canada’s primary focus during its early years was international market development and market access. Over the years, Pulse Canada’s operations broadened to include initiatives focused on human health and nutrition as well as the development of animal nutrition markets for feed peas. In 2006, Pulse Canada’s operations merged with the CSCA.
Today, the organization’s activities include five operational areas: Market Access, Market Growth and Innovation, Transportation, Environment and Industry Initiatives. In addition to the collaborative funding provided by the provincial pulse grower associations and the CSCA, Pulse Canada also receives funding through federal and provincial government programs such as the Canadian Agriculture and Food International program (CAFI), the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agrifood program (ACAAF) and the Science & Innovation – Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) to achieve objectives established in the five main areas of focus.
Myanmar beans and pulses export has increased year by year and Myanmar has reached the second position among world beans and pulses export countries and the top position among ASEAN countries.
Myanmar Pulses, Beans & Sesame Seeds Merchants Association central executive committee members and executive committee members, assigned by Ministry of Commerce for two years (2011-2013), are the owners of production companies, which conduct and can conduct beans and pulses export well. Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association was founded in 1992 with the purpose of ensuring fair benefits for local producers, local traders, exporters and foreign buyers.
In the future, CLERA aims to be a working team committed to the sustainable development of our industry in accordance with environmental policies. For these reasons, in 2001, CLERA partnered with CICILS / IPTIC in order to strengthen links with the global community dedicated to legumes.