The overall purpose of the case study is to provide an overview of the breadth and diversity given for peas and, as such, the case study will serve as a model for the (unexploited) opportunities for processing legumes. The case study will list the many options available for processing of peas, and by this point to the difficulties of policy making towards larger pea acreage in EU. The case study will investigate assortments and innovations within peas for human consumption, assortments of pea seeds available and the role of technology in driving the demand for pea. The case study will provide an overview of how peas and processed pea-products are traded in markets emphasizing the role of Canada (as a major supplier). The findings will be compared with the diversity of high protein non-legume based feeds, such as wheat and oil seed mixtures. Conclusions will be drawn related to policy making, and for market and value chain integration to accommodate a larger agricultural area with pea crops in Europe.
Type of legumes: Pea
Type of farming system: Quality Chain, conventional, organic
Case Study Leader: Institute for Food Studies & Agro industrial Development (IFAU), Denmark
Contact person: Karen
IFAU Institute for Food Studies & Agroindustrial Development ApS, Agiltevej 15, 2970 Hørsholm, DK
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