Legu-Med, to improve the cultivation of legumes in the Mediterranean

Published Oct 24, 2020

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The Legu-Med international research project, coordinated by the University of Florence, has started this year and aims to improve the production of legumes in the Mediterranean countries. The goal is to make the cultivation of chickpea and lentils, two very important legumes of the Mediterranean, more sustainable, keeping their yield such as to meet the needs of the human population through sustainable cultivation approaches that respect the environment and human health.

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A project that will last three years and in which eleven public research bodies from eight European countries will participate as well as an Italian private partner. To get us to explain in detail what it is we interviewed Federico Martinelli of the Biology department of the University of Florence, who coordinates the project. Federico Martinelli, how will the project seek to improve the production of legumes in the Mediterranean area? "The project is highly multidisciplinary and structured in ten activities divided into four work packages which concern: the agronomic, phenomic and genotypic characterization of local and typical genotypes of different Mediterranean regions; the improvement of biodiversity management for the increase of sustainability of the agro-ecosystems of the Mediterranean; the development of bio and agro-technical solutions for agriculture based on biodiversity; the socio-economic evaluation of the proposed solutions, the transfer and dissemination of the ...
Source: Agronotizie
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