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Due to the Covid pandemic it has been necessary to cancel the planned conference. Instead a significant knowledge transfer event -a series of 8 webinars - will commence from 14th April 2021.
The two EC-funded Horizon-2020 projects, LegValue and TRUE began in 2017 with the remit to identify transition paths enabling home-grown legumes in more sustainable food- and feed-value chain in the Europe. These projects are led by Frederic Muel of Terres Inovia and Pete Iannetta of the James Hutton Institute (respectively), and the multi-national multi-partner consortia have spent four years piecing together an image of the components which comprise the European Union’s food systems, and which is best summarised as ‘fragmented’.
The TRUE-Project has largely focussed on innovations with legumes beyond the farm gate and has studied the impact their adoption might have on the supply networks. The LEGVALUE-project on the other hand has focussed on studies at farmer and regional production level and values along the supply chain. Both projects have worked closely to maximise their impact using numerous real-life commercial Case Studies, at both pilot and full-commercial scales to generate their insights.
Their common aim has been to examine the levers influencing increased legume production and to identifying opportunities to encourage transition in production systems, the ultimate aim being increased European self-sufficiency in plant protein production, and to optimise the role of legumes in that.
This “European Legumes in Transition” series of webinars will be launched under the banner of the Legume Innovation Network. Hear from leading influencers how they believe legumes can be exploited to deliver a more sustainable and environmentally resilient agricultural system for Europe, and the opportunities that exist to realise the transitions envisaged.
This is a significant knowledge transfer event and is expected to attract an audience representing the entire legume-focused supply chain from across Europe.
The full agenda for each event is currently in preparation and will be published once finalised.
Below we list the Themes of each webinar a short description and the date of the event. All webinars will start at 10 a.m. CEST and will last about 2 - 3 hours.
TRansition paths to sUstainable legume-based systems in Europe (TRUE) has received funding from the
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 727973
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