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Molla Assefa, from the University of Hawassa, examines the quality of dried pulses for sale in Sanguzu market. In conjunction with local farmers the University is conducting experiments to improve the quality of such crops. Pulses, such as chickpeas, lentils, and faba beans, are an important cash crop and source of protein. However, varieties currently grown in Ethiopia typically provide low yields, contain inadequate levels of protein and have limited capacity to improve the soil.