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ReAlising DynamIc vAlue chaiNs for underuTilised crops


Conceptual framework for holistic sustainability and resilience analysis of multifunctional value chains

This framework will integrate farm and value chain performance metrics into a coherent set of LCA life cycle analysis and parallel metrics to holistically benchmark UCs and DVCs against industrialised crops and value chains

A framework for the analysis of current policy and governance of agrifood systems

We will review the main components of the European policy environment that has the potential to increase agricultural biodiversity We will identify policy windows in the broader policy framework cultivar and novel food registration nutrition trade procurement climate through studies looking at the impact of these policies on decisionmaking and will involve experts and stakeholders from selected case studies to assess the role of EU policy and implementation

Fully mapped value chain actors for UCs and AURORA Farms

Value chains are complex systems which are constantly changing especially under conditions affected by unexpected eg pandemic situations This deliverable will deliver the mapping and analysis of how DVCs for UCs are managed across Europe using our AURORA Farms as case studies

Communication Plan, Communication Toolkit & RADIANT web-site

Communication guidelines eg editorial options for news and plans for the Consortium will be outlined and made available to ensure standardised use by the Consortium A website containing all information of the project and resources to be accessed will be delivered

Short animation clips and Video on UCs

A series of short animation clips 4 videos of one minute focusing on different aspects related to UCs directed at different interest groups cooking qualityclimate changeetc will be produced


Editorial: The impact of climate change on nutrient composition of staple foods and the role of diversification in increasing food system resilience

Author(s): Carla S. Santos, Ephrem Habyarimana, Marta W. Vasconcelos
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2023, ISSN 1664-462X
Publisher: Frontiers Media S. A.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1087712

Widening the Perspectives for Legume Consumption: The Case of Bioactive Non-nutrients

Author(s): Rafaela Geraldo, Carla S. Santos, Elisabete Pinto, Marta W. Vasconcelos
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, Issue 1664462X, 2022, Page(s) 772054, ISSN 1664-462X
Publisher: Frontiers Media S. A.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.772054

Next generation chemical priming: with a little help from our nanocarrier friends

Author(s): Gholamreza Gohari, Meng Jiang, George A. Manganaris,Jie Zhou,Vasileios Fotopoulos
Published in: Trends in Plant Science, 2024, ISSN 1360-1385
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2023.11.024

Genotype Combinations Drive Variability in the Microbiome Configuration of the Rhizosphere of Maize/Bean Intercropping System

Author(s): Giovanna Lanzavecchia, Giulia Frascarelli, Lorenzo Rocchetti, Elisa Bellucci, Elena Bitocchi, Valerio Di Vittori, Fabiano Sillo, Irene Ferraris, Giada Carta, Massimo Delledonne, Laura Nanni, Roberto Papa
Published in: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2024, ISSN 1422-0067
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/ijms25021288

Plant breeding is needed to meet agroecological requirements: Legume crops as a case study

Author(s): Diego Rubiales
Published in: Outlook on Agriculture, 2023, ISSN 2043-6866
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/00307270231195641

Exploring the Simultaneous Effect of Total Ion Concentration and K:Ca:Mg Ratio of the Nutrient Solution on the Growth and Nutritional Value of Hydroponically Grown Cichorium spinosum L.

Author(s): Orfeas Voutsinos-Frantzis, Georgia Ntatsi, Ioannis Karavidas,Ioannis Neofytou, Konstantinos Deriziotis, Andreas Ropokis, Beppe Benedetto Consentino, Leo Sabatino and Dimitrios Savvas
Published in: Agronomy, Issue 20734395, 2022, Page(s) 2214, ISSN 2073-4395
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/agronomy12092214

Conceptualisation of an Ecodesign Framework for Sustainable Food Product Development across the Supply Chain

Author(s): Silva, B.Q.; Vasconcelos, M.W.; Smetana, S.
Published in: Environments, Issue 10(4), 2023, Page(s) 59, ISSN 2076-3298
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/environments10040059

Variability of Fatty Acid Composition and Lignan Content in Sesame Germplasm, and Effect of Roasting

Author(s): Eleonora Comini, Diego Rubiales, and Pierluigi Reveglia
Published in: ACS Food Science & Technology, 2023, ISSN 2692-1944
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acsfoodscitech.3c00304

Environmental impacts of Scottish faba bean-based beer in an integrated beer and animal feed value chain

Author(s): Sophie Saget, Marcela Porto Costa, Kirsty Black, Pietro P.M. Iannetta, Moritz Reckling, David Styles, Michael Williams
Published in: Sustainable Production and Consumption, Issue 34, 2023, Page(s) 330-341, ISSN 2352-5509
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2022.09.019

Effects of NaCl and CaCl2 as Eustress Factors on Growth, Yield, and Mineral Composition of Hydroponically Grown Valerianella locusta

Author(s): Orfeas Voutsinos-Frantzis, Ioannis Karavidas, Dimitrios Petropoulos, Georgios Zioviris, Dimitrios Fortis, Theodora Ntanasi, Andreas Ropokis, Anestis Karkanis, Leo Sabatino, Dimitrios Savvas and Georgia Ntatsi
Published in: Plants, 2023, Page(s) 1454, ISSN 2223-7747
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/plants12071454

Effects of NaCl and CaCl2 as Eustress Factors on Growth, Yield, and Mineral Composition of Hydroponically Grown Valerianella locusta

Author(s): Orfeas Voutsinos-Frantzis; Ioannis Karavidas; Dimitrios Petropoulos; Georgios Zioviris; Dimitrios Fortis; Theodora Ntanasi; Andreas Ropokis; Anestis Karkanis; Leo Sabatino; Dimitrios Savvas; Georgia Ntatsi
Published in: Plants, Issue 12, 2023, Page(s) 1454, ISSN 2223-7747
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/plants12071454

Challenges in pea breeding for tolerance to drought: status and prospects

Author(s): Maryam Bagheri, Carla S. Santos, Diego Rubiales, Marta W. Vasconcelos
Published in: Annals of Applied Biology, 2023, ISSN 1744-7348
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1111/aab.12840

Valorization of landscape management grass

Author(s): Lina Maja Marie Krenz, Daniel Pleissner
Published in: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2022, ISSN 2190-6823
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/s13399-022-02568-0

The Transition towards Sustainable Diets Should Encourage Pulse Consumption in Children’s Diets: Insights for Policies in Food Systems

Author(s): Evla D.F. Vieira, Ana M. Gomes, Ana M. Gil and Marta W. Vasconcelos
Published in: Journal of Obesity and Chronic Diseases, Issue 5, 2021, Page(s) 43-51, ISSN 2573-5454
Publisher: USG-United Scientific Group
DOI: 10.17756/jocd.2021-047

Strigolactones as a hormonal hub for the acclimation and priming to environmental stress in plants

Author(s): Marta Trasoletti, Ivan Visentin, Eva Campo, Andrea Schubert, Francesca Cardinale
Published in: Plant, Cell & Environment, Issue 45(12), 2022, Page(s) 3611-3630, ISSN 1365-3040
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/pce.14461

Low water supply differentially affects the growth, yield and mineral profile of kabuli and desi chickpeas (Cicer arietinum)

Author(s): Medeiros, J.S.; Nunes da Silva, M.; Carvalho, S.M.P.; Santos, C.S.; Vasconcelos, M.W.
Published in: Annals of Applied Biology, 2023, ISSN 1744-7348
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1111/aab.12835

Combined effect of elevated CO2 and Fe deficiency on common bean metabolism and mineral profile

Author(s): Teresa Deuchande; Marta Vasconcelos
Published in: Plant and Soil, 2023, ISSN 1573-5036
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-023-06010-w

Valorization of faba bean (Vicia faba) by‐products

Author(s): Krenz, Lina Maja Marie; Grebenteuch, Sandra; Zocher, Kathleen; Rohn, Sascha; Pleissner, Daniel
Published in: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Issue 1, 2023, ISSN 2190-6815
Publisher: Springer Link
DOI: 10.1007/s13399-023-03779-9

Healthier and Sustainable Food Systems: Integrating Underutilised Crops in a ‘Theory of Change Approach’

Author(s): Elisabete Pinto, Helena Ferreira, Carla S. Santos, Marta Nunes da Silva, David Styles, Paola Migliorini, Georgia Ntatsi, Anestis Karkanis, Marie-Fleur Brémaud, Yann de Mey, Miranda Meuwissen, Janos-Istvan Petrusan, Sergiy Smetana, Beatriz Silva, Lina Maja Marie Krenz, Daniel Pleissner, Adriano Profeta, Marko Debeljak, Aneta Ivanovska, Bálint Balázs, Diego Rubiales, Cathy Hawes, Pietro P. M. Ian
Published in: Biodiversity, Functional Ecosystems and Sustainable Food Production, 2023, Page(s) 275–323, ISBN 978-3-031-07434-9
Publisher: Springer, Cham
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-07434-9_9

Chapter 15 - Potential role of pulses in the development of functional foods modulating inflammation and oxidative stress

Author(s): Helena Ferreira, Elisabete Pinto, Ana M. Gil, Marta W. Vasconcelos
Published in: Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress, 2022, Page(s) 287-309, ISBN 9780128234822
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-823482-2.00003-0

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