Major deficit in plant proteins is shaking up Europe. In order to ensure a brighter plant protein future and reinvent production practices, we have set up 5 IPSs- Innovation Production Systems (pilots) in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Denmark. Covering 5 pedo-climatic areas and protein crops with the highest value potential like pea, lupin, chickpea, faba bean and lentils, VALPRO Path will ensure sustainable growth of protein crops through variety selection of nutritionally best plant- protein sources and their combinations. In that way, IPSs will demonstrate novel value and underpin new models of circularity and value chain resilience.
Realizing the potential of on-farm technology and processing
IPS 1 will introduce a ground-breaking concept: processing primary production directly at the farm level. The goal is to optimize supply chains and bring added value closer to the farm…
Varietal selection based on regional suitability and nutritional characterization
Choosing the right variety of crop is not an easy task, especially when you have to take into account locally adaptable varieties and nutritional benefits.
Agronomic practices that mitigate yield loss and create crop synergies
Field pea has long been recognized as a valuable source of protein for feed and food. It is the third most economically important grain legume after soybean and beans and the potential
Promoting new practices for farm-to shelf nutrient tracking and sustainability
ISP4 will apply a systems engineering approach to complete full supply chain nutrient tracking and environmental impact assessments during the process of product development
Demonstrating the value of building synergies with cross regional applications
IPS 5 will build cross-regional production models where best locations to grow crops are exploited in synergies across Europe, as well as innovative post-harvest technologies, storage, logistics and processing
Dr. Ewen Mullins
Head of Crop Science Department at Teagasc and VALPRO Path Project Coordinator
Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12, Ireland
Prof dr Mladen Radisic
CEO Foodscale Hub
LEONTOS SOFOU 20, THERMI
THESSALONIKIS, 57001, Greece
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101059824 and co-funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee.