BEPA was formed in 1975 to succeed the Pea Pickers and Pea Packers Association.
The purpose of the association is to support the interests of its Members by:
- Liaising with UK Government and other national and international associations.
- Encouraging the consumption of home-produced pulses by promoting their value as healthy, high protein and high fibre foods.
- Adding to the diversity of UK-produced pulse crops by liaising with crop scientists and plant breeders.
- Providing a forum where members can exchange views, agree policy and develop their businesses through discussions on a variety of topics.
The achievements of BEPA include:
- The promotion of British pulses to export markets in the middle and far east.
- The identification of new varieties that allow UK-produced crops to replace imported produce.
- The development of seed and produce quality schemes, when needed, to ensure that UK pulses are of the highest quality for varietal purity.
- The extension of aid schemes to encompass human consumption pulses.
- The introduction of special recipes that exploit the value-for-money and nutritional properties of UK pulses.
British Edible Pulse Association (Presidents)
|1979-1983||FH Nicholls JP|
Pea Pickers and Pea Packers Association (Chairmen)