The Market of Grain Legumes in Spain
Spain is one of the most important EU-countries producing and consuming legumes. Both grain legumes and fodder legumes are well represented, with Spain being the first producer of fodder legumes in the EU (EUROSTAT, 2019).
This report is part of the transdisciplinary EU research project "LegValue". Work package 3, which deals with the market and economics of legumes, has the objective to increase the market transparency of legumes. The present study describes the markets of the main grown grain legumes and shows price differences for grain legumes in Spain.
Furthermore, some levers and barriers for the development of
legumes in Spain will be highlighted. A mixed-method approach based on quantitative and qualitative analyses was used in this study.
The parameters used for the quantitative analyses are production, domestic consumption, imports, exports and producer prices.
Authors:Bruno Kezeya Sepngang, Frédéric Muel, Marcus Mergenthaler
With many thanks to Prof. Dr. Ines Minguez-Tudela (CEIGRAM) and Mr. Pilar Galán López-García (MAPA) for their good collaboration regarding information, constructive comments and review.
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