Establishing the Legume Innovation Network

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What is the primary objective of the LIN?

To connect legume-focused businesses and NGOs and facilitate knowledge exchange and sustainable commercial development within Europe.

 

It is envisaged that bi-annual events might develop taking place in different EU countries- ensuring special focus on opportunities and barriers to legume uptake within each host country.

Who can join?

The LIN is not exclusive - partners in all forms will be welcomed by their common interest – to help realise sustainable legume-supported agri-food systems. Those interested in participating in this Thematic Network should register on the Hub here: https://mapping.dih-agrifood.com/, and ensure that they use the specific terms “Legume” and “Legume-innovation-network” is the “Key Words” section of the registration process.

In the first instance an established Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) for Agriculture and food production will be used to connect interested parties. Registration is free.

The Legume Innovation Network (LIN) will be launched softly towards the end of the TRUE project in April 2021 at a joint conference of LEGVALUE and TRUE.

 

The LIN will initially be started by those who formed the concept, but with a view to it being quickly taken over by others in early 2021, thereafter continuing to evolve to meet the needs of those within the network. The LIN should retain an enduring focus on innovation and issues spanning the legume supply networks and should be guided, by a founding constitution that ensures a wide membership base that embraces all aspects of:

  • input and production, commodity processing and food technologies;
  • trading markets, retailing plus new and emerging markets:
  • cultural aspect including ‘sustainable consumption and environmental impacts;
  • socio-economics, governance and policy-development.