Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap
The LegumeGap project identifies the potential contribution of new cultivars, optimal management practices, and farmers’ knowledge in closing the yield and protein gaps. It contributes to reducing legume yield variability and EU-level protein shortfall and optimizing the environmental performance of legume production in Europe. We focus on faba bean and soya bean, due to their growing popularity, broad adaptability and high protein concentration in the seeds.
LegumeGap work packages
Cultivar potential of soya and faba beans
Optimal management practices
Analysing the yield gap factors
Impact assessment and EU level upscaling
Coordination, data management and dissemination