First Legume Society Conference
First Legume Society Conference
Novi Sad, Serbia, 9-11 May 2013
1st Legume Society Conference


We are cordially inviting you to participate in the First Legume Society Conference (LSC1), scheduled from May 9 to 11, 2013 in Novi Sad, Serbia, and organised by the Legume Society and the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad.

In the rich world of global agriculture,  diverse legumes can play key roles to develop environment-friendly production, supplying humans and animals with the products of high nutritional value.

The Legume Society was founded in 2011 with two primary missions. One of them was to treasure the rich legume research tradition of the former European Association for Grain Legume Research (AEP), with emphasis on carrying out its the triennial legume-devoted conferences. Another one is to fulfill a long-term strategy of linking together the research on all legumes worldwide, from grain and forage legumes pharmaceutical and ornamental ones and from the Old World to the Americas.

We do anticipate that your participation will be a unique and genuine contribution to our common goals: to promote the legume research and all its benefits into all spheres of the society, linking science with stakeholders and decision-makers, and to demonstrate how an efficient, useful and firm network of the legume researchers of the world is possible and sustainable.

Please include this event in your busy agenda and share this information with all your colleagues dealing with legumes. If you have not already joined the Legume Society, please do it for a free membership in 2012 by filling the attached application form.

Expect more news soon and do not hesitate to contact us meanwhile at

Welcome to Novi Sad and join us in the Legume Odyssey 2013!

Diego Rubiales, on behalf of the Scientific Committee
Aleksandar Mikić, on behalf of the Organising Committee