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A governance context which favour legume-supported value chains

Our latest deliverable presents the result from the application of a policy Delphi. It highlights how experts assess the potential of governance contexts that may favour the realisation of legume-supported value chains.

In our TRUE project, we look at policies that are a critical determinant of agri-food system functions. We record an incoherence between policies across sectors as a primary hindrance to the transformation towards more sustainable system states.

A shared understanding of the policy incoherencies would be essential to engage stakeholders and decision-makers to develop more favourable policy and governance frameworks. However, legume-focused systems are confusing and juxtaposed with a complex set of social, structural, market and behavioural factors that influence stakeholders’ approaches and decisions.

In TRUE, we co-created a policy analysis framework that enables interactions and opinion formation on the science-society-policy interfaces to reach governance arrangements that can meet current and future food and nutritional security challenges.

We also prepared three deliverables that show how EU policy on legumes is replete with paradox(es). In essence, three policy action areas have been identified as being highest potential to trigger change towards legume-based food- and feed-systems: research and knowledge transfer, ban on inorganic nitrogen fertiliser, better nutrition, diet and health policies.

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