INCREASE – Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems

"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.” – UNITED NATIONS

Food legumes are crucial for key agriculture-related societal challenges, such as agrobiodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, food security and human health. Thus, INCREASE contributes through its research to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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