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Drought tolerant crops

ILVO studies the cultivation possibilities and the potential for Flanders of drought-resistant crops like quinoa, chickpea, and sorghum..


Protein diversification in food and nutrition

...and high in lysine).Protein-rich plants include legumes such as soy [dossier soy], edamame, chickpeas, lentils, peas, (field) beans and lupin. There are also certain (pseudo)cereals such as...

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Chickpea: Protein grown in Flanders

General introductionChickpea 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...

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Building a local chickpea processing chain

The focus of KIKET is to investigate the willingness of the actors before and after the farm. Is there a willingness to switch to Flemish chickpea?

News | 13/01/2022

ILVO starts breeding CHICKPEA

Why chickpea? Because people are interested in it, and because ILVO favors technical feasibility.The demand for vegetable protein sources is on the rise. That is why ILVO has been systematical...


Protein diversification proteins, especially soy from overseas. However, local production of legumes, such as soybean, chickpea, dry pea and bean can offer interesting opportunities for Flemish farmers. This allows t...

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ILVO crop information sheets

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

News | 15/09/2020

Legumes are getting off the ground in Flanders

...nd plant-based foods) on their plate. This market that is clearly growing. Today, the majority of chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, etc. are imported from outside Europe. But supply is uncertain an...

News | 26/04/2022

PEUL-CHAIN aims to gain ground for legumes (pulses)

...vation to processing to consumption Despite all the benefits of legumes (pulses like red beans, chickpeas, lentils ...), their consumption is very low in Belgium, according to the 2014 Food Con...

News | 03/04/2023

Climate change brings new crops to Flanders

... recent, often dry, years. There are also new crops making their appearance in Flanders: quinoa and chickpea, for example. Can Flemish farmers simply switch to such a new crop from one year to the ...

News | 30/05/2023

Local legumes deserve boost.

...nt difference in nutritional value between the dry-harvested seeds of legumes (e.g., lentils, chickpeas, red beans) and the green-harvested legumes themselves (e.g., princess beans, peas). The form...

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