Sustainable agriculture through legume-cereal intercropping

The Leguminose project will provide science-based, farmer-led, and economically viable systems and techniques for legume-based intercropping.


Legume-cereal intercropping is an agricultural technique where legume crops (such as beans or peas) are planted alongside cereal crops (such as wheat or barley) in the same field.


Intercropping provides multiple benefits:

Improves soil health and resilience to stresses

Increases biodiversity

Maximizes land productivity

Reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers

Reduces the carbon footprint of arable farming

Bridging across disciplines and nation borders to provide innovative solutions.

21 organizations from 10 countries

We bring together agronomists, soil microbiologists, plant biologists, geoscientists, computer scientists, policy and communication experts to tackle pressing issues in the agri-food sector and make the most of our land in a sustainable manner.

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