08.04.2014 Market Access News

Access for Lupins to India finally granted

Access for Lupins to India finally granted

After years of lobbying efforts by Pulse Australia and CBH along with technical negotiations by Department of Agriculture officials lupins for human consumption have been granted market access to India. Lupins have declined in production over the last decade due to lack of markets prepared to value the commodity at a level that provides a competitive return to growers. Recent publicity around the unique nutritional benefits of lupins in a human diet may have finally encouraged Indian authorities to consider the inclusion of lupins in the mix of pulses marketed and consumed in India. This announcement provides the possibility of renewed interest in the production of lupins as an important broadacre rotational crop.