Swiss Lupin Network
Led by FiBL, the network was established in 2015 and comprises partners from the entire (organic) lupin production chain. The objective is to establish sweet lupin alongside Swiss soybeans as a valuable domestic food and feed crop in the protein-demanding Swiss market. This needs effort and communication between all stakeholders along the value chain. The lupin network involves many actors of the Swiss soybean network. In addition, there is close collaboration with the Louis Bolk Institute (LBI) in the Netherlands (Horizon2020 DIVERSIFOOD project), as well as contacts to LfL in Bavaria, Centro di Ricerca per le Produzioni Foraggere e Lattiero-Casearie (CREA-FLC) in Italy, Semillas Baer in Chile and the International Lupin Society. International contacts are essential, as lupin breeding requires collaborative efforts across countries.