Who needs beans? You do!

The potential of legumes

Legumes can simultaneously contribute to several production, environmental, and nutritional objectives. This is well known by science and policy, but how well is it known in society at large?

Legumes contribute to:

Despite these widely recognized benefits, grain legume production in Europe is still low, partly due to inadequate investment in breeding, sub-optimal management practices, and gaps in farmers’ knowledge. To ensure food and nutritional security under climate change and reduce pressures on natural resources, the potential of legumes must be fully utilized.

The LegumeGap project contributes to this objective.
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@JosiEpic via Twenty20

Unfolding the potential of legumes

Fredderick Stoddard presents

“Why does the world need to grow legumes?”

Webinar presentation in Finnish