Posted on Mon 14 August 2023 in Projects


About the Project

RADIANT is an European project that adopts a ‘Theory of Change’ approach. The project aims to promote crop diversification, environmental and agrobiodiversity preservation, and fair economic development through the valorization of Underutilised Crops. RADIANT is a multi-actor consortium composed of researchers, farmers, value chain actors and consumers.

The project develops solutions and tools that promote underutilised crops, agrobiodiversity, sustainable diets and dynamic value chains.

Underutilised Crops

Are a neglected but valuable species, landrace, variety or cultivar that has limited current use in a given geographic, social, and economic context and that holds great promise to diversify agricultural systems, create resilient agroecosystems, diversify diets, and create economically viable dynamic value chains (for feed, food, and non-food uses).

Crops include:

  • Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea)
  • Foxtail millet (Setaria italica)
  • Lentil (Lens culinaris)
  • Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonoblu)
  • Barley landraces (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Faba bean (Vicia faba)
  • Bean landraces (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Forages (Alfafa/Clover)
  • White lupin (Lupinus albus)
  • Wheat landraces (Triticum monococcum)
  • Maize landraces (Zea mays)
  • Tomato landraces (Solanum lycopersicum)
  • Pea (Pisum sativum)
  • Leafy greens (Several species)
  • Traditional fruit trees (Cherry, Apple, Pear,
  • Fig, Carob, Tree, Plum)
  • Bermuda Grass

Role of FUSION research

FUSION researchers act as crop system sustainability & resilience assessment lead for the RADIANT project