The MED-Amin Secretariat participated in the Pulses Session during the IGC Conference 2021. Ms. Elen Lemaître-Currin deputy director of CIHEAM Montpellier introduced the pulses market in the Mediterranean region and associated challenges, with a specific focus on Egypt (the major importer of lentils and broadbeans).


  • On recent and wider awareness as well as growing popularity of healthy and ethical eating, is the current uptake of pulses can go further?
  • How the availability of innovative food products may led to more use of pulses in the processing sector
  • As the prospects of pulses market looks up, it is worthwhile to enhance the market transparency on the sustained demand or fall back, the supply situation and developments affecting the market
  • A market outlook prospect for 2021/22 will be discuss between the experts.


  • Filippo Bertuzzi, Senior Analyst at Areté, Italy

  • Greg Cherewyk, President at Pulse Canada & Canadian Special Crops Association

  • Pradeep Ghorpade, Chief Executive Officer at India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA)

  • Elen Lemaître-Curri, Deputy Director at CIHEAM Montpellier

  • Diana Sarungbam, Market Analyst at International Grains Council (IGC)

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