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Coordinator : Jean-François Tedesco

Main goals

  • Developing the consumption of “meat” beans
  • Making them a lever for agro-ecology: a solution for food resilience
  • Develop short, efficient food supply chains

Main activities

  • Support and help farmers to go towards « meat » bean crop
  • Convince and meet regularly Chefs to create recipes with this NUC
  • Convince and meet regularly miller to make bean flour
  • Build a « meat » bean ecosystem


"Meat" bean production with very first farmers
"Meat" bean production with very first farmers
Chefs discover « meat » bean
First trials making « meat » bean flour
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Neglected and underutilized crop species (NUCs)

studied in our Living Lab

"Meat" bean
This bean falls into the category of climbing/rowing beans, meaning that the stems can reach up to 3 metres in height (or even more, depending on the variety), so they need to be staked. The creamy-white seeds are spotted with purple.
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Current map of actors taking part to the Living Lab

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