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Transition paths to sustainable legume based systems in Europe

Objective

TRUE - (TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe) is a 22 partner consortium covering business and society actors from legume commodity production, processing, and citizens. TRUE is underpinned by science excellence in the natural and social sciences, and humanities. The main aim of TRUE is to identify and enable transition paths to realise successful legume-supported production systems and agri-feed and -food chains. This is achieved via: a true multi-actor approach that balances environmental, economic- and social-securities by minimising environmental impact; optimising diversity and resilience in commercial and environmental terms throughout the supply chain; and delivery of excellent nutrition to ensure the highest possible states of health and wellbeing for people and animals. TRUE will achieve this using a series of 15 farm networks and 7 supply chain focused innovation Case Studies to characterise key mechanisms and associated ecosystem services indicators. This will empower the production of popular and novel legume-based products on the basis of improved market perspectives and capabilities, including short supply chains. Advanced mathematical approaches using Life Cycle Analysis, and socioeconomic and multi-attribute modelling will create unique Decision Support Tools to identify optimal transition paths to ensure legume supported systems are profitable from ‘the push’, of production, to ‘the pull’ of upstream supply chains, markets and consumers. Critically, the TRUE approach will also advise and empower policy amendments that promote uptake of new farming, processing, manufacturing and retailing practices, in line with the societal considerations of the Responsible Research and Innovation model: policy decision making with state-of-the-art science-based information. The TRUE approach is also augmented by an Intercontinental Advisory Board of 10 international experts in legume supply chain and policy from around the world.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 565 217,50

Participants (24)

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 375
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 387,50
Address
Stockbridge House, Cawood
YO8 3TZ Selby
Activity type
Research Organisations
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 877,50
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Muguga Off Nairobi-nakuru Highway
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 343 620
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 541 866,25
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFAU APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 284 956,25
Address
Agiltevej 15
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA MEDIMURJE REDEA DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA REGIONALNI RAZVOJ I POSLOVNE USLUGE

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 19 124,56
Address
Bana Josipa Jelacica 22
40000 Cakovec
Activity type
Other
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 517,50
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 139 990
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROCESSORS & GROWERS RESEARCH ORGANISATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 127 773,75
Address
Great North Road Thornhaugh
PE8 6HJ Peterborough
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 426 250
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
IGV INSTITUT FUR GETREIDEVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 585
Address
Arthur Scheunert Allee 40-41
14558 Bergholz Rehbrucke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESSRG KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRI KULTI NONPROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 105 235
Address
Tavasz Utca 3
2626 Nagymaros
Activity type
Other
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 375
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
SLOW FOOD DEUTSCHLAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 762,50
Address
Luisenstrasse 45
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other
ARBIKIE DISTILLING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 355
Address
Arbikie Arbroath
DD11 4UZ Angus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 124 180
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIEDADE AGRICOLA DO FREIXO DO MEIO LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 47 600
Address
Rua Teofilo Braga 82
7050 273 Montemor-o-novo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUREST (PORTUGAL)-SOCIEDADE EUROPEIA DE RESTAURANTES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 73 750
Address
Avenida Da Quinta Grande Edificio Prime 53, 6
2610 156 Amadora
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLINTAGRO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 250
Address
Calle Escritora Rosa Chacel 4 Local 2
14004 Cordoba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAVNA USTANOVA ZA RAZVOJ MEDIMURSKEZUPANIJE REDEA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 71 879,19
Address
Bana Josipa Jelacica 22
40000 Cakovec
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)