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The benefits of grain legumes for an environment-friendly and sustainable European agriculture

Carrouee, Benoir; Ellis, Noel; Jensen, Erik Steen and Schneider, Anne (2002) The benefits of grain legumes for an environment-friendly and sustainable European agriculture. Grain legumes, 2002 (36), pp. 21-23.

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Summary

The promotion of grain legumes would be a valuable strategy for the European Union because these crops (i) contribute to an energy efficient and sustainable agriculture, (ii) increase local sources of plant proteins, and (iii) reduce the agricultural contribution to greenhouse gases, as required by the Kyoto agreement. The environmental and social consequences of Europes policys for production of mainly cereals and to import protein in the form of soyabeans are not financially accountable, and these costs will have greater importance in the future due to social concerns for agricultural sustainability


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:grain legume, EU, protein production, AEP
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 5 (GENESIS) Production of grain legumes and cereals for animal feed
Deposited By: Hauggaard-Nielsen, Senior Scientist, phD, Cand. agro Henrik
ID Code:1475
Deposited On:07 Oct 2003
Last Modified:03 Dec 2013 15:46
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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