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

Nov. 28 - 30, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia

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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

Please send any questions to Fredrik.Fogelberg@ri.se.
Swedish participants can telephone 010-516 69 08 and receive oral information in Swedish.


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

Practical info

The conference is held in Tartu, Estonia starting on Tuesday November 28th at 13.00 (local time) with an opening address. There will be a conference activity and informal dinner in the evening of Tuesday 28th.

On Wednesday November 29th the conference will continue with oral as well as poster presentations. Conference excursion followed by dinner in the evening. On Thursday November 30th we continue with oral presentations and posters. The conference ends at lunchtime (approx. 1300).

Participation fee and deadlines

NON-NJF member: 350 EURO

NJF-member: 300 EURO

Late registration from November 16th until November 25th : 500 EURO

At registration from October 1st until November 15th all fees are increased by 60 EURO.

Participant in the EUROLEGUME-project (person identified as participant by the coordinator): 300 EURO

Student on MSc- or PhD-level: 200 EURO. Letter validating studies must be presented upon request.

The above-mentioned participations fees are valid for registration until September 30th 2017.

Hotels and transportation

The participant book travels and hotel. The organizers can suggest suitable hotels upon request. Hotels and travels are not included in the participation fee.


Please send any questions to Fredrik.Fogelberg@ri.se. Swedish participants can telephone 010-516 69 08 and receive oral information in Swedish.


Important dates


The conference will make a proceeding with the presentations. Each presentation (abstract) will be 1 A4 page and available at the conference. The proceeding will also be a publication in the NJF publication series available on the NJF website.

The organizing committee will review the submitted abstracts and when needed ask for a revised version before the conference.

The deadline for the abstract (first version) is July 15th 2017. Abstracts should be maximum 1 page A4 and sent to: Fredrik.Fogelberg@ri.se

When you send the abstracts, please indicate if you prefer an oral or poster presentation.

The organizing committee will select your abstract for either oral or poster presentation and inform you about this about one month before the conference. Poster size maximum 100 x 100 cm.