About the Global Bean Project

The Global Bean Project is a network of individuals and organisations who promote the cultivation of legumes and their use in our kitchens. Our goal is to increase public awareness of both the environmental and health benefits of legumes.

Why legumes?


  • are excellent sources of protein. Their consumption can help to reduce (or even replace) meat, benefitting both human health and the environment.
  • improve soil fertility. They have natural nitrogen fixation abilities that reduce the need for mineral fertilizers.
  • diversify crop rotations and biodiversity.
  • contain important vitamins and minerals.
  • offer a diverse range of textures, colours, and flavours.
  • are an important part of many regional culinary traditions.

What we do and produce

Despite all these advantages, we believe that legumes do not yet receive the attention they deserve. We hope to change that by offering:

Information sheets
Cultivation instructions 
Videos of international show gardens
Monthly public lectures online
Online cooking events
Seed festivals

Any questions? Contact us!

Get in touch with Lisa Hoffmann via 

Further contact details

Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft
Marienstr. 19-20
10117 Berlin

+49 30 2848 2320

Supported by:

The Global Bean Project was established in 2021 as part of the Global Field – 2000m². Both initiatives are run by the Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (Foundation on Future Farming).

This project is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection’s EURopean ENvironment Initiative

BMUV support