Legumes for sustainable food system and healthy life

Leg4Life

Start day

01.06.2019

End day

31.08.2022

Goals

Leg4Life project consortium will produce crucial scientific knowledge on the potential on shifting towards more healthy and sustainable food system in Finland. The new knowledge produced on more eco-friendly farming techniques and development of grain legumes contributes the decision making in agricultural and food policy and promotes a fairer support system, strengthening the position of farmers in the food chain, and resulting in new export opportunities for Finnish food companies.

Outputs

The project outputs include a) new agricultural practices to produce legume grains and reduce environmental strains of food production, b) innovations in designing legume foods with improved nutritional quality, c) knowledge on the health impacts of legume foods, d) understanding consumer behaviour and the measures needed to change it to increase legume consumption, e) environmental and social sustainability and cost-benefit assessments to promote the shift to legume-supported food system.