World Pulses Day 2023: February 10, Significance, Theme, History

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared 2016 to be an International Year of Pulses. In December of 2018 the United Nations General Assembly designated the 10th of February to be World Pulses Day.

The first World Pulses Day was held on February 10, 2019. The day of food and nutrition is tied in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda to achieve Sustainable Development. World Pulse Day is a relatively recent event, and is likely to have been created as part of efforts to raise awareness of the importance of seed diversity and the role of seeds in sustainable agriculture and food security.