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Can legumes save the world?

Visit our Global Bean knowledge hub: and discover our European network promoting the use and cultivation of legumes!

More than 50 partners across Europe, as well as in Kenya, India and the US, share and showcase inspiring experiences and practical knowledge about legume cultivation and consumption: public gardens and seed exchanges, monthly meetings and lectures, information sheets and promotional media.

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Next events

  • 10 أكتوبر 2023

    The Fermentation of Pulses Around the World

    10 أكتوبر 2023 @ 17:00 – 18:30 – Fermentation is one of the oldest and most straightforward methods of food preparation. Enzymes produced by microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts, and mold, have long by used by humans to produce food that is both delicious and nutritious. Commonly eaten foods produced through fermentation include bread, dairy products, sauerkraut, and kimchi. Fermentation is a vital aspect […]

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Latest publications

  • Phaseolus Bean

    The wild parents of the common bean (P. vulgaris) grow in an area that stretches from northern Mexico to Argentina, in two broad regions: Mesoamerica in the north and the Andes in the south. Wild beans in the two regions are genetically distinct.

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  • Cultivating Legumes on Balconies

    Increased urbanisation has left less space for growing our vegetables on farms unlike in our rural areas. So space is one of the biggest constraints for farming. But to eat a healthy diet you need to grow your food in your locality!

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Latest videos


Monthly meetings

Monthly sessions about everything legume-related, Intercropping, legume mixtures, seed exchanges and more.

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Short videos about legume cultivation from all around the world!

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Behind the Seeds

Short videos about legumes.

All Behind the Seeds videos on Youtube »

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