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In this study we investigate the potential of ‘glocal’ legume food chains in Europe. We identify spatial (mis-)matches in local production of and demand for legumes in Europe using spatial analysis. Maps for potential legume production are based on modelled yields of various legume types for an expert selection of European land systems. Maps for actual legume demand are based on spatial indicators for human consumption and animal feed using national and European statistics for legume consumption.
Our results are a first audit of the potential for localized legume food chains in Europe. The identified spatial (mis-)matches will show the possible alignment of legume production and their consumption in terms of animal feed and human consumption. Based on these findings, we will recommend several science-policy pathways to improve this alignment, and with that, help facilitate the transition to a sustainable agricultural future in Europe.
|Publication status||Print publication - 20 Sept 2021|
|Event||Landscape 2021 - Diversification for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture - Berlin, Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 20 Sept 2021 → 22 Sept 2021
|Conference||Landscape 2021 - Diversification for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture|
|Period||20/09/21 → 22/09/21|
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Legume Gap: Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap
1/04/19 → 30/06/22