Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap

About LegumeGap

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.

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LegumeGap work packages

Modelling the production potential of grain legumes and their environmental effects

WP 2

Cultivar potential of soya and faba beans

WP 3

Optimal management practices

WP 4

Analysing the yield gap factors

WP 5

Impact assessment and EU level upscaling

WP 6

Coordination, data management and dissemination​

The LegumeGap consortium

Helsinki University

COORDINATOR

FINLAND

Humboldt University of Berlin

Partner

GERMANY

French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Partner

FRANCE

Latvia University of LIfe Sciences and Technologies

Partner

LATVIA

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

Partner

GERMANY

University of Lleida

Partner

SPAIN

Scotland’s Rural College

Partner

UK

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Partner

NETHERLANDS

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Partner

POLAND

RAGT SEMENCES, RAGT2n

Partner

FRANCE

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH

Associated partner

NETHERLANDS

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Associated Partner

SWEDEN