Legume Innovation Network

The Legume Innovation Network (LIN) was established during a series of eight legume webinars titled "European Legumes in Transition" organised by the EU H2020 legume projects LegValue and TRUE.

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.


How was the Legume Innovation Network established?

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


The LIN was initially 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.



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.

LIN launch - invitation letter
LIN invite.pdf
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There are lots of ways to join the network.

Join the LIN Stakeholder Directory

Connect with the LIN in the Digital Innovation Hub Agrifood Cooperation platform using "Legume" and "legume-innovation-network" as the "Key words"

Connect with Legume Innovation Network Group on LinkedIN