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History

in the context of Agriculture and Agro-Industry including Fisheries Programme of Research and Technological Development (FAIR) - previously 'AIR' - of European Commission (EC). Project duration: 36 months - current status: completed.

Aims

Set up a European network covering topics related to grain legumes and their products by stimulating an efficient multidisciplinary approach for improving primary production of these raw materials and their industrial uses, in order to overcome remaining constraints, improve competitiveness and meet the demand for European protein-rich raw materials. Identify priorities and gaps of production and utilization of protein-rich seeds; optimize research potential on grain legumes, developing a multidisciplinary and integrated approach and identifying scientific gaps for recommendations; increase cohesion between and among scientists and economic actors.

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Activities

'Task 1': (i) surveys and analysis on primary production and end-uses in Europe; (ii) definition of issues to be targeted by research and commercial actions to be implemented. 'Task 2': (i) interaction between on-going European projects; (ii) identification of gaps in research gaps and defining of recommendations. 'Task 3': (i) implementing thematic workshops to overcome identified needs and gaps; (ii) transfer of methods and results and initiation of joint programmes and commercial applications. 'Task 4': services and means to support task implementation, communication and cohesion.

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Members

Members in 11 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Material
  • Biosciences
    • Proteins
  • Plant Life
    • Botany
    • Cereals
    • Vegetables
  • Industry
    • Industry
    • Production

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

F6049

Last News Received

2004
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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