Technical Reports

Pulse Crops and Sustainability: A framework to Evaluate Multiple Benefits

This paper specifically seeks to develop a framework to evaluate the economic, social and environmental benefits and potential trade-offs of pulse production in different geographic, agro-ecological and economic contexts. The framework defines the sustainability elements to be evaluated in any given context, given the diversity across cropping systems and geographic contexts of suitable pulse growing areas. The framework will also provide a means to evaluate the potential sustainability contributions of pulses should they be brought into a cropping system, or integrated into crop rotations.

October 05, 2017