Welcome to the Legume Hub!
The Legume Hub provides timely, scientifically valid, and comprehensive information for practitioners. These include farmers as growers and users of legumes, processors for feed and food purposes, and all involved in the related parts of the value chains.
Empowering the legume development community
The primary purpose of The Hub is to empower all interested in the development of legume cropping and use with access to knowledge and insight. In addition to full public access to the Hub public website-based services, all expert users are invited to join the Legume Hub Community by registering as a user.
This gives greater access to the Hub’s resources, the opportunity to comment on articles, access to discussion fora, direct access to other experts, and a role in the governance of the Legume Hub Community.
An open and validated publishing platform for authors
The Hub is a publication platform that gives maximum recognition to its authors, their projects, and their organisations. All who have relevant practical or research-based expertise can register as an author and join the Legume Hub Community. The Hub itself is a multi-lingual publishing platform, featuring written, spoken and visual media. Written articles form its core.
Each article is attributed to its author(s) and their organisations. Each is citable as a scientific or technical publication. In addition, authors can extend their involvement by joining the editorial board and by contributing to the review of the Hub’s content and its direction. All editorial work is acknowledged on the Legume Hub in each author’s personal profile.
The European Legume Hub Community
The European Legume Hub Community owns the Legume Hub, which is formally held in trust and legally represented by the member organisation that provides the secretariat. The Donau Soja Association provides this function. All authors and organisations are eligible to become members of the association. The association has a board elected by its members supported by a secretariat provided by Donau Soja. The elected board vets authors, develops policy on content, and provides guidance for the governance of the Legume Hub.
The European Legume Hub Community works as an association with the European Commission and the European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture (EIP Agri) to ensure that the Legume Hub is well-known as a route to impact for EU-funded research consortia. The Community also provides of a voice to its members as an association of scientists and technologists in public debate about the development of legume-supported cropping.