The United Nations (UN) has designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. The declaration is meant to promote international awareness of pulses and increase global recognition of their nutritional attributes, sustainability benefits, and the contribution pulses make to food security issues.
Ukraine is among the countries with the highest proportion of arable land 333.847 km-1, along with such big countries as USA, Canada, China, India, and Russia. Climatic conditions of Ukraine are favorable for growing most crops. The most grown pulse crop in Ukraine traditionally have been pea. After the collapse of the Soviet Union area under pulses in Ukraine significantly reduced. But recently they have started to recover. Peas are sown on the greatest area about 300.000 Ha. There is constantly growing areas under niche pulse crops like chickpeas, lentils, dry beans, mung bean.
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