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TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe (TRUE)

Posted by | February 21, 2021

Principal investigators: Coordinated by Dr. Pietro Iannetta at the James Hutton Institute

Associated with:

  • James Hutton Institute, UK
  • Coventry University, UK
  • Stockbridge Technology Centre, UK
  • Scotland’s Rural College, UK
  • Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya
  • Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal
  • University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
  • Institute for Food Studies & Agro industrial Development ApS, Denmark
  • Regional Development Agency Međimurje, Croatia
  • Bangor University, UK
  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • The Processors and Growers Research Organisation, UK
  • Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • IGV Institut für Getreideverarbeitung, Germany
  • Environmental Social Science Research Group, Hungary
  • Agri Kulti Ltd, Hungary
  • Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • Slow Food Deutschland e.V., Germany
  • Arbikie Distilling Ltd, UK
  • Agriculture and Food Development authority, Ireland
  • Herdade do Freixo do Meio, Portugal
  • Eurest, Portugal
  • Solintagro S.L., Spain

Project Summary:

The project “TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe” is a balanced practice-research partnership of 24 institutions, which aims to identify the best routes, or “transition paths” to increase sustainable legume cultivation and consumption across Europe.

Sophisticated status quo analysis and advanced modelling approaches combined with data generated from 24 Case Studies and transdisciplinary knowledge-exchange will lead to concrete innovations and to a final Decision Support Tool for primary producers, agronomists, processors, associated businesses and decision makers to help determine a range of options for successful transitions that include a variety of legume species and processing approaches to match the pedo-climatic zones and farm network types.

Legume Innovation Networks are being formed in three different pedoclimatic regions across Europe, which are: ‘Atlantic’, ‘Continental’ and ‘Mediterranean’.

TRUE is coordinated by Dr. Pietro Iannetta at the James Hutton Institute.