The Legume Generation project wants to give priority to legumes in Europe

Published Nov 17, 2023

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The European "Legume Generation" Initiative aims to revolutionize the cultivation of legumes to meet the growing demand for plant proteins in Europe. Led by Professor Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, the consortium consists of 32 partners from 16 countries and has secured €7 million in funding. By diversifying agricultural production and creating collaborations between breeders and researchers, the initiative seeks to address the limited investment in legume crops and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture in Europe.
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The European “Legume Generation” Initiative is transforming legume production to fill the protein gap. In an innovative collaboration between plant breeders and researchers, Europe is embarking on an ambitious project to revolutionize the cultivation of pulses. The “Legume Generation” consortium, led by Professor Stig Uggerhøj Andersen from Aarhus University, has secured substantial funding of €7 million from the European Union and the United Kingdom to develop a new generation of legumes more productive and profitable. The consortium, made up of 32 partners from 16 countries, extends beyond European borders, including contributors from New Zealand and the United States. Together, they oversee more than 40 legume breeding programs, ranging from soybeans to peas, lentils to common beans. This initiative, which will run from September 2023 to February 2028, aims to strengthen plant breeding to create more diversified legume crops adapted to the growing needs for plant proteins in ...
Source: Agrimaroc
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