The LEGATO Project "LEGumes for the Agriculture of TOmorrow" is funded by the European Union under the FP7 Programme. The project has started in January 2014 and will finish in December 2017, and has a European contribution of 4,999,000 Euros. LEGATO has 29 partners from eleven countries.
The project has been conceived to promote the culture of grain legumes in Europe by identifying priority issues currently limiting grain legume cultivation and devising solutions in term of novel varietal development, culture practices, and food uses. LEGATO will develop tools and resources to enable state of the art breeding methodology and to exploit fully the breadth of genetic resources available.
The overall aim of LEGATO is to contribute to the increased sustainable reintroduction of grain legumes in European cropping systems. Working on the major European grain legumes, pea, faba bean, and with specific objectives on white lupin and grass pea, the project will focus on the identification and testing of novel legume breeding lines possessing valuable characters such as disease and pest resistance and quality for human consumption.
The LEGATO meetings will be part of the ILS2 conference where the LEGATO results will be presented and discussed throught several oral and poster presentations. For more information see the ILS2 programme. You can also find the conference in EIP-AGRI website here.
For more information visit the website of the event.