European Legume Hub, a knowledge platform for legumes

Faba bean flower ©Fred Stoddard Uni Helsinki

The European Legume Hub, a knowledge platform for legumes, was launched by the Legumes Translated project consortium.

Legume roots contain rhizobia (soil bacteria). These are able to fix nitrogen from the air and thus contribute to the overall growth of the plant. Legume cultivation is part of the agricultural crop rotation system, which is also an advantage from a phytosanitary point of view. And in addition, legumes contain amino acids (proteins) important for human and livestock nutrition.

The purpose of the Legume Hub is to empower all interested in the development of legume crop production and use by providing access to validated knowledge. It is a platform dedicated to sharing knowledge and successful practices across value chains, from plant breeding, on-farm activities, through to processing and consumption. All articles published through the Hub are subject to independent peer-review and each is citable as a scientific or technical publication.

The Legume Hub provides an open access to knowledge, insights and understanding and brings practice- and research-based experts together.