Pulse Research Institutes and Organisations

It was established in the year 1983 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to carry out basic strategic and applied research on major pulse crops. The Institute develops appropriate production and protection technologies, production and supply of breeder seeds of improved varieties, demonstration and transfer of technologies and strategic coordination of pulse research through wide network of testing centers across the country.
The Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD) was founded in 1987 with its headquarters at the Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur to promote research and development on pulses (chickpea, pigeonpea, mung bean, urd bean, lentils, lathyrus, rajmash & pea and some other major & minor food legumes such as soyabean, groundnut, cluster bean, cow pea, horse gram, moth bean & the like) establish close association among pulse workers and dissemination of research results by publishing a quarterly periodical “Journal of Food Legumes”.
India is a regular importer of pulses. STC undertakes import of pulses under various schemes of the Government of India as announced from time to time for supply to state governments and / or sales in the open market also imports on commercial account. STC imports various types of pulses like black mapte, green moong, chick peas, dun peas, lemon tur, yellow peas, etc.

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.

Pulse Canada is the national industry association that represents growers, processors and traders of pulse crops in Canada. Direction and funding for Pulse Canada is provided by the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association, the Ontario Bean Growers, and the processors and exporters of Canadian peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas that are members of the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA).

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.

The USDBC is a private trade association comprised of leaders in the bean industry with the common goal of promoting the U.S. edible bean trade, both in the United States and abroad, and educating U.S. consumers about the benefits of beans.The USDBC also is a resource for information on U.S. exporters, overseas importers, U.S. dry bean classes, trade policy issues and the role of U.S.-grown beans in international food-aid efforts. USDBC also publishes foreign language newsletters and other publications designed to help overseas importers, packagers and canners better understand and maintain contact with the U.S. dry bean exporting trade.As part of USDBC’s mission, the organization collaborates with public health organizations, research centers, universities, and the entire supply chain, from seed suppliers to farmers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and transporters.While the USDBC is privately funded, its representatives work closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in overseas markets, and often co-sponsors activities with the U.S. Government. These activities include hosting trade missions from foreign countries to visit U.S. production and processing facilities, participating in trade shows worldwide, coordinating trade missions of U.S. exporters and growers to visit overseas markets and producing education.The USDBC is incorporated in Wyoming. In addition, USDBC representatives around the world facilitate activities and dialog between U.S. and overseas trade.
The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council (USADPLC) was established in 1965 as a non-profit organization to promote and protect the interests of growers, processors, warehousemen and sellers of dry peas, lentils and chickpeas in the United States. The 5,000 growers, processors, exporters and associates represented by the USADPLC take pride in their ability to produce the highest quality dry peas, lentils and chickpeas for national and international markets. U.S. dry peas, lentils and chickpeas – earning the “Standard of Quality” seal every day.
This association has spread on effort to reach an export target, together with the member companies, as they did in the previous years, putting it at the highest level in the framework Turkish export strategy, set down by the Ministry of Economy, in coordination with Turkish Exporters Assembly.
Myanmar Pulses, Beans & Sesame Seeds Merchants Association was founded in 1992 and it is now 20 years since.

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.

Pulse Australia is a peak industry body that represents all sectors of the pulse industry in Australia, from growers and agronomists through to researchers, merchants, traders and exporters.It is unique in that it is an independent, non-political and whole of industry organisation, which acts as a catalyst for the development of the pulse industry.
C.LE.RA was founded on January 23, 1975, when a small group of producers envisioned an organization that would group and represent all sectors related to legumes in Argentina, including producers, brokers, exporters, processors, industrial leaders as researchers And experts. Since its foundation, significant progress has been made in incentives to production, taxation and genetics, among others.

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.

The Dry Bean Producers’ Organisation (DPO) was established at a congress on 11 August 1993 in Potchefstroom at a time when the deregulation of agriculture took place on a large scale. The DPO was the first farmers’ organisation to be established when the marketing boards were abolished.
Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) is all-Ukrainian public organization committed to protecting its members’ interests both on domestic and international levels and developing of the domestic grain market. Among UGA members, there are more than 46 companies that operate on Ukraine’s markets of grain and agricultural products, including large Ukrainian trading companies, subsidiaries and representative offices of international trading houses, transporting and shipping agencies, and media companies.
Founded in 1945, the National Federation of Dry Vegetables (FNLS) represents the main actors of this market in France intervening after the culture. The GPC represents the whole of the chain on a global scale, from producers to consumers, to exporters / importers, states, packers, manufacturers (manufacturers of elaborated products), researchers, etc. The objective of the GPC is to develop the crops and consumption of pulses in a context of sustainability (environment, economy, nutrition, security of supply). The GPC is also investing in the promotion of the International Year of Pulses. Industrialists (manufacturers of elaborated products), researchers, etc. The objective of the GPC is to develop the crops and consumption of pulses in a context of sustainability (environment, economy, nutrition, security of supply).
Karachi Wholesale Grocers Association is related to businesses of  food items. The members of KWGA are involved in the trade of Pulses, Rice, Wheat and other food items. The rice exporters of Pakistan, who are members of this association have earned international reputation because of their product quality and delivery time. Apart from exporting pulses and rice to international markets, the members also import pulses and grind pulses to sell them in local and international markets. Karachi Wholesale Grocers Association also promotes its members to build business relationships with rice and pulses exporters of other cities of Pakistan. The Karachi Wholesale Grocers Market is one of the biggest markets in terms of local and foreign trade. The members of this association operate from Jodia Bazar, Dandia Bazar, New Chali, Lee Market, NanakWara and other related bazars.