Deliverable D5.1 Macro-developments that can influence European legume value chains: Fostering sustainable legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU

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Abstract

This reports describes developments that can influence to the development of legume value chains in the European Union. In Chapter 4, a general picture of the ‘protein challenge’ is described: challenges in the field of supplying a future world population with sufficient feed and food protein. Chapter 5 describes the topic of environmental/ecological services concerning increasing the amount of legumes grown in the EU, making a subdivision into developments influencing legume value chain development on a farm level, and on a societal level. Developments regarding legume value chains specifically for feed are discussed in chapter 6, focussing on soya bean production and imports, plant breeding, feed alternatives, and integration of legumes in farming systems. Chapter 7 describes food related developments that influence legume value chain development, focussing on current protein intake of EU citizens, promotion of legume consumption, and meat replacement products.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherLegValue
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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