WP2: Case Studies

Lead Partner: Agricultural University of Athens

Work Package 2 aims to determine and demonstrate the factors that contribute to successful transitions using a network of stakeholders among farming, food producers and consumers. Methods include characterisation of food and feed chain networks through a set of 24 Case Studies, forming Legume Innovation Networks covering Europe’s pedo-climatic zones. Most effective transition paths will be identified to derive principles for wider application.

Types of Legumes involved in TRUE Case Studies

There are many different types of legumes involved in the different case studies. The text size is related to the number of different case studies with this legume.

TRUE Regional Clusters

The 24 case studies are spread across three Regional Clusters: Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean.

Atlantic Cluster - Case Studies

CS 1: Expanding legume based pasture uptake (Teagasc, Ireland)

CS 2: Clover-sward reliant organic production (Teagasc, Ireland)

CS 3: Intercrops for food & feed (Arbikie Distilling Ltd./Barney's Beer, UK)

CS 4: Self-sufficiency - novel rotation (Scotland's Rural College, UK)

CS 5: Legume intercrops for forage or biomass (James Hutton Institute, UK)

CS 6: Precision Agriculture Technologies: living mulches for cereal production (STC/Manterra, UK)

CS 7: Heritage varieties for enhanced human and beneficial insect nutrition (Coventry University, UK)

CS 8: Using legumes as a source of fertility in organic protected cropping systems (Coventry University, UK)

CS 9: Retailer-producers quality chain length (IFAU, Denmark)

CS 10: Market model development for organic pork (IFAU, Denmark)

CS 11: Characterise vegetarian foods quality chain (IFAU, Denmark)

CS 12: Vegetarian food formulation (IFAU, Denmark)


Continental Cluster - Case Studies

CS 13: Assess structure/profit short supply chains - grain products (University of Hohenheim, Germany)

CS 14: Assess structure/profit short supply chains - Tofu, feed (University of Hohenheim, Germany)

CS 15: Organic lupins for aquaculture feeds (Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany)

CS 16: Policy for sustainable development (Regionalna Razvojna Agencija Medimurje, Croatia)

CS 17: Sustainable short supply chains delivering novel legume products to reconnect producers and urban consumers (Agri Kulti Kft., Hungary)


Mediterranean Cluster - Case Studies

CS 18: Ancient & heritage variety screening for higher nutritive value (Sociedade Agrícola do Freixo do Meio, Portugal)

CS 19: Consumers - legume dishes (Eurest -Sociedade Europeia De Restaurantes Lda., Portugal)

CS 20: Processors - snack and convenience foods (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa/Palmeiro Foods, Portugal)

CS 21: Novel grafted types - high yield (Agricultural University of Athen, Greece)

CS 22: Elite inoculum - inc. yield & profit (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)

CS 23: Breeding for high production and NUE Mediterranean agroecological pedoclimatic stresses (Solintagro SL, Spain)

CS 24: Silvo-arable production & quality chain characterisation (Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya)


Task 2.1

Translation to regions where successes have yet to be realised, considering infrastructural constraints


Task 2.2

Enable KE&C to other developing EU scenarios (e.g. Croatia)


Task 2.3

Showcase the integration of legumes in a profitable, sustainable and health promoting manner, identifying successful transition factors



Creation of Data Resource Centre



Submit DMP, database populated annually



Data to institutional repository (ORDP)



E-book on the Systematic Review

Case Study documents

Blog post with all Case Study videos


Case Study posters