The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC, formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) is the nonprofit association for the pulses industry value chain. GPC is headquartered in Dubai and licensed under the Dubai Government authority, Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC).



  • Enjoys membership from 24 national associations and over 600 private sector members.
  • Represents an industry worth over $100 billion at the retail level.
  • Pulses production is distributed in over 55 countries, and reaches over 80 million tonnes every year.

USDA 2018 Annual Crop Summary

The USDA’s 2018 Annual Crop Summary report lists the size of the 2018 U.S. dry bean crop (including chickpeas) at 1.7 million MT, up 5% compared to 2017 (1.6 million MT).

United Nations celebrate World Pulses Day at FAO Rome on Feb 11th 2019

The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) held an inaugural World Pulses Day celebratory event in their offices in Rome on Feb 11th 2019.

FAO Releases IYP 2016 Final Report

FAO released its final report for the International Year of Pulses 2016 including main findings and recommendations.

World Pulses Day 2019

Check out the GPC guidelines to host a successful World Pulses Day event, download exclusive materials to support your activities and follow the calendar of official events all over the world!

Pulses ’19 Convention Registration Starts Feb 1

We are delighted to invite you to the GPC Pulses'19 Rio de Janeiro Convention which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Brazil between June 10 to 13. Registration opens February, 1.

Statement from Health Canada on Glyphosate

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and the environment. That is why the Department regularly reviews all pesticides to make sure that they continue to meet modern health and safety standards.

Indian Government Extends Pea Import Restriction

The Government of India has extended the restriction on pea imports to 31st March 2019.

India Extends Crop Fumigation Exemption

The relaxation on non-compliance of Methyl Bromide Fumigation has been extended to 30th Jun 2019.

Update on U.S. Dry Bean and Chickpea Production

U.S. Dry Bean Council's latest report on dry bean and chickpea production is now available.

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India’s agricultural sector employs 50% of the country’s workforce and accounts for 18% of its Gross Domestic Product, making it the country’s most important economic sector.