While the Smart Protein project has officially ended (30th of June 2024), our commitment to the Smart Protein principles will continue, and we are looking forward to the plant-based food sector continuing to evolve and expand.
If you have any questions regarding the project, don’t hesitate to contact the Project Coordinator, Emanuele Zannini, E.Zannini@ucc.ie.
Please take care, and always remain curious and positive.
Wishing you all the best,
The Smart Protein team


Dried beans

EU needs stronger plant-based food strategy, Smart Protein conference hears

The EU must devise new ways to channel the funds of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) away from emissions-intensive animal agriculture into climate-friendly food production.

From Farm to Fork: Highlighting the Next Generation of Plant Proteins at the Smart Protein Closing Conference 2024

Spanning more than four years and 20 countries, the first-of-its-kind Smart Protein Project, an agricultural research initiative, is officially coming to a close. Register for the closing conference.

Smart Protein farm

EU-funded project encourages farmers to grow protein-rich crops for human consumption

The EU-funded Smart Protein Project is encouraging Europe’s farmers to grow lentils, quinoa, fava beans, and chickpeas to feed into the rapidly growing market for plant-based foods.