Legumes from field to fork – a Nordic-Baltic perspective on production, development and marketing of legumes

Nov. 28 - 30, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

It is with great pleasure we announce the NJF conference, Legumes from field to fork – a Nordic-Baltic perspective on production, development and marketing of legumes, to be held in Tartu, Estonia on the 28th to 30th of November, 2017.

The Conference aims to gather experts in the multidisciplinary field of legume research in the Nordic-Baltic region and is dedicated to provide a forum for a discussion on the following topics:

•                          legume production

•                          new food and feed based on legumes

•                          environmental impact of legumes in agriculture and food production

•                          marketing of legumes

Participants will have the opportunity to present short talks and posters on their work and discuss their research in a relaxed, multidisciplinary and scientific environment. We also offer key-note lectures by internationally recognized scientists (presented at the conference website) working in areas connected to the conference topics.

We especially invite food industry to participate. Many of the scientific participants are involved in applied projects such as EIP or EU-project where it is crucial with deliverables to food and feed industry. It will thus be a good opportunity to connect industry with scientist.

We will be delighted to see you in Tartu in November 2017!

The NJF conference in Estonia is a part of the EUROLEGUME FP7 project ending in 2017.

On behalf of the Scientific Committee,

Margit Olle, Estonia   Fredrik Fogelberg, Sweden   Ingunn Vaagen, Norway


Tuesday November 28th


Lunch at own expense


1300                    Opening address

                             University of Tartu

                             NJF President

                             Practical information by conference committee


1330                    Keynote lecture 1



1430                    Coffee break


1900                    Conference activity and informal dinner


Wednesday November 29th


Theme:              Development of current cropping – new crops and new cropping methods?


1200                    Lunch and poster presentations


1430                    Coffee break


1700                    Some practical information

1900                    Conference dinner


Thursday November 30th


Theme:              New food and feed from legumes

0830                    Keynote lecture

0910                    Vegetarian cheese from faba beans. Fredrik Fogelberg, et al


0950                    Questions

1000                    Coffee break


1245                    Concluding remarks

1300                    Lunch and departure