General Assemblies

The documentation of previous General Assemblies can be found below on this page


4th General Assembly: 23th-24th of June, online

The fourth TRUE General Assembly took place on the 23rd and 24th of June 2020. Due to the special COVID-19 situation the venue was not Stuttgart at the University of Hohenheim, as originally planned, but we met in a video conference setting. However, it was an interesting and interactive online meeting with innovative tools and a fruitful exchange about realising the legume transition.

3rd General Assembly: 10th - 12th of July 2019 in Porto

The 3rd General Assembly marked an important milestone for the TRUE project as it reviewed the second year of project implementation and has set out guidelines for the next project year. Therefore the members of the TRUE consortium as well as members of the Intercontinental Scientific Advisory Board met to share their results and discuss project activities. Tis meeting was fruitful, providing an update on progress achieved in the past year, and setting out an efficient and reliable plan to meet the forthcoming Deliverables.


Prof. Marta Vasconcelos



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Name: Universidade Catolica Portuguese

City: Porto

Country: Portugal

2nd General Assembly: 17th-19th of April 2018 in Athens


ISAB Presentations / Abstracts

  • Legume-cropping and research strategies in Brazil - Robert Boddey, Embrapa Agrobiologia, Brazil   (download slides / abstract)
  • Agricultural Development and the role of legumes in Kenya - Emmanuel Makatiani KEFRI, Kenya   (download slides / abstract)
  • The potential of Short Food Chains - Moya Kneafsey, CAWR, Coventry University, UK   (download slides / abstract)
  • Legume-cropping and research strategies in India - Parthib Basu, Centre for Pollination Studies, University of Kolkata, India   (download slides / abstract)
  • Pulse Research and Development in Canada - Albert Vandenberg, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada   (download slides / abstract)
  • Smart farms for the future - Bob Rees, Scotland’s Rural College, UK   (download slides / abstract)


Prof. Dimitrios Savvas

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Name: Agricultural University of Athens

City: Athens

Country: Greece

1st General Assembly: 19th-21th of April 2017 in Edinburgh

The TRUE project officially launched on April 19, 2017 in Edinburgh with the convening of the 1st General Assembly. All 24 partners from 11 countries gathered for three days of intensive exchanges, discussions and presentations on the various work packages and planning of the TRUE project. The three main objectives of the Kick-Off meeting were to: 1) for all partners to be better acquainted with one another as well as their research capacities; 2) to understand the principles of transdisciplinary research and its application for stakeholder engagement; and 3) establish a robust data management plan. All partners left the meeting with new energy to move forward with their respective project activities. Stay tuned for more project updates from TRUE partners.