Fostering sustainable legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU
Partners from ten European countries are working together on this project to promote the cultivation and utilisation of leguminous crops within the EU. The goal is to develop sustainable and competitive cultivation systems and value chains within the feed and food sector. Assisted by 20 existing value chains and networks that reflect the diversity of European legume cultivation, LegValue aims to illustrate the value that leguminous crops can have for each actor. One of the project outcomes is intended to be a simple-to-use tool for listing leguminous crops for the specific situation of each potential cultivator and suited to the prevailing conditions. A further aim is to increase market transparency for the trade and utilisation of leguminous crops.
ILU was involved, alongside national and international partners, in recording the forms of processing and innovations in the leguminous crop sector that are currently being conducted by companies. The analysis focused on the transfer of innovations from the food sector to the feed and non-food sectors.
European Union’s Horizon 2020
Dr. Kathleen Zocher
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences TU Berlin Institute Terres Inovia (France)