Advancing sustainable agriculture with legumes

Advancing sustainable agriculture with legumes

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Evidence is mounting that rotating traditional crops with legumes could improve agricultural sustainability.

Legumes are a win-win for food security and the environment – two major problems facing the planet. Packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, they emit small amounts of greenhouse gases, sequester carbon and enrich the soil with nitrogen.

This makes them ideal plants for crop rotation, yet studies until now have been fragmented and only considered isolated facets of nutrition and sustainability, according to a European team of researchers.


Published by Cosmos.

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