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Promoting the organic cultivation of edible legumes in Switzerland

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Slides presented during "Bringing the Legume Innovation Network together "

Webinar 8: European legumes in transition 11th May 2021

"Promoting the organic cultivation of edible legumes in Switzerland"

Presented by :Hans Georg Kessler (Head of agriculture)

BioFarm cooperative - Swiz Producers coop

The organic farmers of the Biofarm cooperative have also campaigned for the establishment of a research institute, https://www.biofarm.ch/ .

The Biofarm Cooperative has been the leading organization in the development of the organic cereals and oilseeds market in Switzerland. For several years, they have also been trying to advance the cultivation and market of edible legumes. They report on challenges in the search for suitable genetics, cultivation methods, phytosanitary aspects, and crop processing.

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