Protein crops

What does the feed sector need in terms of protein? Why is EU farming not able to deliver? Why is EU farming in protein crops not competitive? How can this be remedied?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.


Tasks:

  • Analysing the demand for protein crops in Europe:
    • What are the requirements for the feed sector (quality, price)?
    • What are the key findings (e.g. comparative analysis of cost/benefit of protein crops in Europe)?
    • What strategies can be developed to increase competitiveness of protein cultivation in Europe?
  • Assessing the potential of relevant crops and forage which are rich in protein.
  • Looking into the value of protein crops in the crop rotation (e.g. effects on soil fertility, reduced nutrient use, reduced weed infestation, micronutrients, reduced compaction, etc.).
  • Suggesting how to increase productivity and protein content of soybean in the EU, pulses (vicia, beans and peas), alfalfa and clover, oil seeds (rapeseed, sunflower).

Results:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Adányi, Nóra

Scientist

Hungary

Annicchiarico, Paolo

Scientist

Italy

Buijsse, Martijn

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Netherlands

Dejaegher, Yvan

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Belgium

Gaspard, Myriam

Farm advisor

France

Gómez de Valenzuela, Felipe

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Spain

Gosselet, Nathalie

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

France

Hahn, Volker

Scientist

Germany

Hurtado, Ana

Representative from agriculture organization, industry or manufacturing

Spain

Morineau, Jacques

Farmer

France

Murphy-Bokern, Donal

Other

Ireland

Nadal, Salvador

Scientist

Spain

O'Donovan, Tim

Farm advisor

Ireland

Paloma, Gatón

Scientist

Spain

Pilorgé, Etienne

Scientist

France

Recknagel, Jürgen

Representative from NGO

Germany

Stoddard, Frederick

Scientist

Finland

Tavoletti, Stefano

Scientist

Italy

Vollmann, Johann

Scientist

Austria

Ward, Rebecca

Scientist

United Kingdom

Facilitation team
De Visser, Chris
Coordinating expert Netherlands
Schreuder, Remco
Task manager Netherlands

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