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Webinar series explores legume-based business network for food security

The events will explore the many opportunities surrounding legume production
"Legume crop-based food systems are central to sustainable economic development, and now is an opportunity to form the necessary innovation partnerships in a business network"

A series of eight free-to-attend webinars and networking events will explore the many opportunities surrounding legume production and use.

The webinars series will take in April and May this year and are being organised by the European Commission-funded LegValue and TRUE projects, with presentations delivered by stakeholders with wide-ranging expertise from across different value chains – all linked by the common aim of unlocking the potential benefits of home-grown legumes.

The TRUE project science coordinator at the James Hutton Institute, Dr Pete Iannetta, said: “Legumes are extraordinary crops - peas, beans, soybean, lentil, and forages such as clovers, are recognised as ‘must have’ crops to address both the environmental and health challenges of our time.”

While the online events mark the end of TRUE and LegValue projects, they also seek to leave a legacy group in the form of a new ‘Legume Innovation Network’, building on the projects’ legacies. Dr Iannetta added: "Legume crop-based food systems are central to sustainable economic development, and now is an opportunity to form the necessary innovation partnerships in a business network, and I encourage all legume-focused stakeholders to participate.”

The Legume Innovation Network links industry with civic organisations, traders, and retailers from across Europe and internationally, and is intended to help facilitate the new business partnerhsips for more-sustainable food products - promoting awareness of new insights, services, or requirements for commercially competitive production and consumption of legumes, and legume-based products.

The webinars are:

To register your interest in any of the webinars, visit https://www.true-project.eu/legume-innovation-network/.

For more information about the LegValue project, visit www.legvalue.eu, and further details about the Legume Innovation Network are available at www.true-project.eu/legume-innovation-network.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.