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Research projects

Chickpea: Protein grown in Flanders

Main research questionChickpea is a crop that is currently not yet established in Flanders. With Kik-Love we want to highlight the cultivation of chickpea. Together with two pioneer farmers, we will evaluate the cultivation technique and look for local food companies to process the locally grown chickpea.

Chickpea: Protein grown in Flanders

News | 13/01/2022

ILVO starts breeding CHICKPEA

ILVO starts breeding CHICKPEA

Of all the protein crops suitable for human consumption, after soy, chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is particularly promising for cultivation and local processing in Flanders and Northwest Europe.

News | 16/09/2022

Quinoa, soy, chickpea, dry beans...and the parched field of 2022: results

Quinoa, soy, chickpea, dry beans...and the parched field of 2022: results

Quinoa, soy, chickpea and dry bean, intended for the human food chain, are hardly grown in our region at present, if at all. But they represent promising new agricultural crops in ILVO's cultivation and/or breeding research.

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ILVO crop information sheets

ChicoryDry beansEdamameCalendula 2020 / 2017Chickpea(Grass)/CloverLentilsAlfalfaMiscanthusOil pumpkinRussian dandelionSoy 2020 / 2017Sorghum(grain) (fodder)Quinoa 2020 / 2017Field beanFlax

Research projects

Chain-wide initiative for plant-based protein in cold greenhouses in Flanders

The KIPEi project is investigating whether it is technically possible and economically interesting for these growers to grow edamame, chickpeas or red kidney beans. Research approachThrough a grower network, interested greenhouse growers, both conventional and organic, are helped to start growing various protein crops in their cold greenhouses.

Dossiers

Drought tolerant crops

Examples are quinoa, chickpea, and sorghum. Furthermore, some species are already known in the Flemish agricultural context, but that are still underutilized or may gain in importance if we are more likely to suffer from drought during the growing season. Examples are tall fescue and alfalfa. Also read the dossier on Water in agriculture.

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