LEGU-MED: Developing Biodiversity-Based Agriculture with Legume Cropping Systems in the Mediterranean Basin

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/12818
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/12921
dc.contributor.author Martinelli, Federico
dc.contributor.author Vollheyde, Anna-Lena
dc.contributor.author Cebrián-Piqueras, Miguel A.
dc.contributor.author von Haaren, Christina
dc.contributor.author Lorenzetti, Elisa
dc.contributor.author Barberi, Paolo
dc.contributor.author Loreto, Francesco
dc.contributor.author Piergiovanni, Anna Rosa
dc.contributor.author Totev, Valkov Vladimir
dc.contributor.author Bedini, Alberico
dc.contributor.author Morelli, Roberto Kron
dc.contributor.author Yahia, Nourredine
dc.contributor.author Rezki, Meriem Amina
dc.contributor.author Ouslim, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Fyad-Lameche, F.Z.
dc.contributor.author Bekki, Abdelkader
dc.contributor.author Sikora, Sanja
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Navarro, Dulce
dc.contributor.author Camacho, María
dc.contributor.author Nabbout, Rania
dc.contributor.author Amil, Rola
dc.contributor.author Trabelsi, Darine
dc.contributor.author Yucel, Derya
dc.contributor.author Yousefi, Sanaz
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-30T05:19:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-30T05:19:37Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Martinelli, F.; Vollheyde, A.-L.; Cebrián-Piqueras, M.A.; von Haaren, C.; Lorenzetti, E. et al.: LEGU-MED: Developing Biodiversity-Based Agriculture with Legume Cropping Systems in the Mediterranean Basin. In: Agronomy 12 (2022), Nr. 1, 132. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010132
dc.description.abstract Environmental degradation and the decrease of ecosystem service provision are currently of major concern, with current agricultural systems being a major driver. To meet our future environmental and sustainability targets a transformation of the agro-food systems and current agricultural value chain are crucial. One approach to redesign farming systems is the concept of biodiversity-based agriculture (BBA) which relies on sustainable diversification of biological components and their natural interactions in farming systems to maximize fertility, productivity, and resilience to external perturbations. Despite minimizing anthropogenic inputs, BBA is not yet able to meet all beneficial environmental objectives. BBA applied in the Mediterranean basin requires urgent innovation in approaches, methodologies, and models for small-holder traditional farming systems to ensure a stable provision of ecosystem services and better resilience to environmental stresses linked to climate change. Legumes are the backbone of the Mediterranean agro-ecosystems from ancient times, but their unique and wide biodiversity was not sufficiently valorized, especially by North-African countries. Here, we present LEGU-MED, a three-year international project funded by PRIMA initiative 2019. An international consortium was established involving five universities, 5 research institutes, and one private company from 8 countries: Italy, Germany, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, and Croatia. The main objective of this project is to put forward an international and well-integrated plan to valorize the legume agrobiodiversity of the Mediterranean in biodiversity-based farming systems and consequently enhance agro-ecosystem functions and services in the Mediterranean basin. The successful completion of LEGU-MED will have the following impacts on Mediterranean legume-based farming systems: (1) improve water use efficiency, (2) reduce the use of anthropogenic inputs through the maintenance of soil fertility, (3) enhance pollination and improve ecological connectivity with flora and fauna, (4) protect close-by wildland ecosystems, (5) enhance other ecosystem services (e.g., pest, disease, and weed suppression), and (6) provide healthier and safer protein-rich food. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI
dc.relation.ispartofseries Agronomy 12 (2022), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Agro-ecosystems eng
dc.subject Agroecology eng
dc.subject Biodiversity eng
dc.subject Biodiversity-based agriculture eng
dc.subject Chickpea eng
dc.subject Legumes eng
dc.subject Lentil eng
dc.subject Mediterranean eng
dc.subject Sustainable agriculture eng
dc.subject.ddc 630 | Landwirtschaft, Veterinärmedizin ger
dc.subject.ddc 640 | Hauswirtschaft und Familienleben ger
dc.title LEGU-MED: Developing Biodiversity-Based Agriculture with Legume Cropping Systems in the Mediterranean Basin eng
dc.type Article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 2073-4395
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010132
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 12
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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