Legumes Translated (Translating knowledge for legume-based farming for feed and food systems) supports innovation in grain legume-supported cropping systems and value chains by providing access to expertise. The consortium will invest a total of EUR 2.16 million, supported by a grant of EUR 2 million from the EU. The project was launched at a three-day consortium meeting hosted by Donau Soja at the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture in Vienna on November 19-21, 2018.
The consortium comprises 18 partner organisations in nine countries. Their work is based on 15 stakeholder groups of research-based partners and practice-oriented partners who will exchange and generate know-how relevant for the production and use of legumes, especially soybean, faba bean and pea. This know-how will be evaluated for its relevance to economic and environmental goals. The work will be carried out by seven networks of stakeholder groups focusing on different types of cropping systems and value chains. The consortium will create an internet-based knowledge platform for legume cropping and use, supporting the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP Agri). Policymakers are an important part of these value chains, and the consortium will help build up know-how in the policy community.
The project consortium was initiated by Donau Soja and Dr Donal Murphy-Bokern in 2016. Donau Soja’s commitment to the Framework Programmes of the European Union dates back to the Donau Soja Congress in Berlin in May 2015. Research and innovation are an essential part of Donau Soja’s mission to promote a sustainable, safe and European protein supply. The project supports a key Donau Soja goal: networking stakeholders along value chains to generate science-based innovations. As a result, the launch of Legumes Translated in Vienna marked a special milestone for Donau Soja.
More information is available on the project website www.legumestranslated.eu.