Realizing the potential of on farm technology and processing to deliver added value
Sites: Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Italy
Manager: University of Torino (UNITO)
Crops: peanuts (Portugal), lentils and chickpeas (Italy and Denmark), faba bean and lupin (Ireland)
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, revolutionizing the industry and paving the way for innovative business models. By processing plant-based raw materials locally or directly on the farm, the aim is to provide additional value to farmers, enhance circularity, and boost income. This ingenious approach covers not only the production of materials for various stages in the value chain but also extends to consumption. This model works wonders in cases where the potential of local plant-based proteins can be fully exploited.
IPS1 will contribute to sustainability and circularity in production. By ingeniously repurposing fiber-rich by-products into recipes or feed at the farm level, IPS1 takes a giant leap towards a more eco-friendly and self-sustaining future.
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.