In a world urgently requiring more sustainable agriculture, food security and healthier diets the demand for legume crops is on the rise. This growth is fostered by the increasing need for plant protein and for sound agricultural practices that are more adaptable and more environmentally sensitive. Food, feed, fiber and even fuel are all products that come from legumes – plants that grow with low nitrogen inputs and in harsh environmental conditions. The Second Legume Society Conference will be held during 2016 - the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses.
The conference will address the following themes:
Legume Quality and Nutrition
Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses and Breeding
Legume Genetic Resources
New “Omics” Resources for Legumes
The health and environment benefits as well as the marketing of legumes will be transversal topics throughout the conference. Special attention will be given to foster the interaction of researchers and research programs with different stakeholders including farmers and farmer associations, seed/feed and food industries, and consumers. For this, the conference will also be the site of the Final Meeting of ABSTRESS EU-FP7 project, the Annual Meeting of LEGATO (see also here) and EUROLEGUME EU-FP7 projects; and the final dissemination events of MEDILEG, REFORMA FP7-ERANets. Finally the 4th International Ascochyta Workshop will take place the two days prior to the ILS conference.
For more information visit the website of the event.
Blue&GreenTróia Design Hotel Congress Center, Tróia, Portugal