Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 4

Utilizing Pulses: A Driver for Fairness and Economic Opportunities

V Basil Hans1*, Prashanth Bhat2 and Usha Nayak3

1Research Professor at the Department of Commerce and Management, Srinivas University in Mangalore
2Assistant Professor, The Yenepoya Institute located in Mangalore
3Assistant Professor of Commerce, Canara College, Mangalore

*Corresponding Author: V Basil Hans, Research Professor at the Department of Commerce and Management, Srinivas University in Mangalore.

Received: January 25, 2024; Published: March 08, 2024

Abstract

Pulses, a collection of leguminous crops that are rich in nutrients, have a crucial impact on encouraging fairness and establishing sustainable means of making a living within various communities. This research examines the diverse importance of pulses in alleviating socio-economic inequalities, promoting inclusivity, and facilitating the growth of livelihoods.
To begin with, pulses play a substantial role in ensuring global food security by providing a substantial amount of protein, vital vitamins, and minerals. Their cultivation is frequently suitable for small-scale farmers, enabling them to improve both food and nutritional security within their communities. By ensuring accessibility, even excluded communities can fully engage in and reap the benefits of the agriculture sector.
Furthermore, the intrinsic resilience of pulse crops enables them to easily adapt to different agro-climatic conditions, making them suitable for cultivation in places with limited resources. The ability to adapt not only increases the variety of agricultural landscapes, but also allows for the implementation of sustainable farming methods, thus decreasing susceptibility to climate change and improving resilience against environmental obstacles.
Moreover, pulses have a crucial function in crop rotation systems, enhancing soil fertility and diminishing the use for artificial fertilizers. The use of this sustainable agricultural method not only ensures the conservation of the environment but also creates supplementary sources of revenue for farmers involved in pulse growing.
Pulses have a broad economic impact that goes beyond farming, as their value chain include processing, distribution, and marketing. This offers prospects for entrepreneurial endeavors and job creation, particularly for women and young individuals, thus promoting gender equality and empowering the youth.
This paper emphasizes the significance of incorporating pulses into agricultural and food systems to enhance fairness and generate livelihood chances, through the examination of case studies and successful initiatives. Policymakers, academics, and development practitioners can utilize these findings to create inclusive policies, investment strategies, and educational initiatives that fully exploit the benefits of pulses for fair and sustainable development.
Ultimately, the growth and use of pulses prove to be a potent means of tackling socio-economic disparities, promoting adaptability, and establishing avenues for improving livelihoods, rendering them essential in the quest for a fairer and more sustainable future.

Keywords: Equity; Livelihood; Sustainable Agriculture; Food Security; Nutritional Security; Environmental Sustainability; Soil Fertility; Value Chain

References

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Citation

Citation: V Basil Hans., et al. “Utilizing Pulses: A Driver for Fairness and Economic Opportunities". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.4 (2024): 11-24.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 V Basil Hans., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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