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CATEGORY: Policy, Report, General Legume News, Crop

Recent developments are still to show whether they will evolve into a longer lasting trend. Processed peas are being used as protein isolates in convenience foods, where they are a quality‐determining ingredient, sometimes in considerable quantities. In the course of the trend to eat less animal products, vegetable protein sources are needed to offer alternatives to meat and m ...

CATEGORY: Report, Technology, Crop

European retail sales of meat and dairy alternatives have grown by almost 10% per year between 2010 and 2020, but alternatives still represent a very small share of the market.  At ING, we estimate that the plant-based alternatives food market in the EU and the UK will be worth €7.5 billion by 2025, compared to €4.4 billion in 2019 The ING report:  https://think.ing.com/repor ...

CATEGORY: Report, Crop, General Legume News

The Latest Open Access publication is a case study  on the association ‘Rheinische Ackerbohne e.V.’ Cultivation of faba beans for regional protein supply:  Faba beans have been an important component in human and animal nutrition in many parts of the world for long periods of time. Soybean imports from overseas have been displacing domestic protein crops in Europe since the 1 ...

CATEGORY: General Legume News, Crop, Project news

INCREASE - Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems Dear, We are pleased to inform you that the research project INCREASE has officially started on May 1st, 2020.  Funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, it will run over 5 years.  INCREASE aims to enhance the management and use of crop genetic ...

CATEGORY: Project news, General Legume News

INCREASE – Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy,and 28 international partners from 14 different countries are collaborating in the new EU research project INCREASE. Launched on June 2020, the project will be looking into the status of plant genetic resources of four important ...

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The 2nd Annual News Letter of the Legvalue project is published. Packed with information about developments in the project and up to date useful links to issues pertinent to the world of legumes in Europe. Download it from here:  Interest in issues in the Legume trade, research , innovation or policy? Why not register those interests in the Stakeholder Directory and keep up ...

CATEGORY: Project news

NEW CROP DIVERSIFICATION CLUSTER WILL PROMOTE DIVERSIFICATION OF EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE A ‘crop diversification cluster’ has been set up whereby partner organisations from countries across the climatic zones of Europe, along with expertise from international partners, are joining forces to diversify European agriculture. Roger Vickers, Chief Executive of PGRO, explains the back ...

CATEGORY: Report, Policy

On April 23, 2019, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and that of Agriculture and Food launched the low-carbon label , the first carbon certification framework adopted by France. This label enables all local players developing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction or carbon sequestration projects to certify these reductions in order to mobilize innovative financing ...

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Project partner FACHHOCHSCHULE SÜDWESTFALEN has published a new report. The full report can be found on this web site on the Publications section. In summary it finds that the undervaluation of domestic-grown legumes in official price reporting is an obstacle to market development in Germany and possibly in Europe. Asymmetric market information between actors and uncer ...

CATEGORY: Policy, Report

‘The Conference on the Development of Plant Proteins in the European Union’ was held on 22-23 November 2018 in Vienna, co-hosted by the Austrian Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Ms Elisabeth Köstinger and the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan. The position of the commission on the subject is summarised with papers provided in En ...

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