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Valorising legume benefits within the cropping system

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"Valorising legume benefits within the cropping
system: from field scale to European scale"

Paul Belleville - INRAE, France

A presentation given during Webinar 2 "Optimising Legume Production" of the 8 Webinar series ‘European Legumes in Transition’ 20 April 2021

Within the LegValue project, scenarios increasing the share of legume-based cropping system have been designed in workshops with local stakeholders in six EU countries (i.e. France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Switzerland). These scenarios explore four contrasted socio-economic context, regarding importance given to the environment and trade opening. They result in 3%, 5%, 15% and 19% of arable land dedicated to legumes in 2040, in comparison to 4% currently. Their environmental and economic impacts have been assessed through protein production, farmers revenues, mineral nitrogen fertilisers use and energy.

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