Living Lab

In recent years, in the framework of our legume-focused European projects (TRUE, DIVINFOOD, legumES), we have built a network of farmers and other relevant actors (restaurants, chefs, food bloggers, seed traders and breeders, consumer organisations, caterers), that now functions as a Living Lab connecting the actors of the legumes value chain in Hungary. The overall […]


The environmental and health benefits of leguminous crops are increasingly coming to the forefront of agriculture and food production. Although the potential benefits, or the ecosystem services of pulses are well known, in so far as they contribute greatly to addressing the major challenges of our time: climate change, biodiversity loss and food security, demonstrating and monitoring these […]


AgriToolKit is a complex sustainability assessment system developed by Agri Kulti with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. By evaluating and making the sustainability performance of small- and mid-scale farms visible, AgriToolKit is providing an opportunity for farmers and agricultural enterprises to monetize their sustainability surplus. AgriToolKit measures the sustainability performance of a […]


DIVINFOOD is a Horizon 2020 project with the goal of studying neglected- and underutilized crops (minor cereals and legumes) in the seven European partner countries. The project seeks to develop short- and mid-tier supply chains that contribute to agrobiodiversity through channeling these crops into production and consumption. The project involves consumer research, breeding and cultivation […]


In this URBACT project Agri Kulti has developed a local, sustainable food-system for the Municipality of Szécsény/Hungary – contributing to the integration of successful local food-schemes in order to design sustainable urban strategies for a European-level pilot model. Having started in 2020, we have been working together with the municipalities of Coimbra, Cordoba, Kranj, Larissa, […]


In this H2020 project (TRUE/transition paths to sustainable legume-based systems in Europe), 24 project partners from 10 European countries have gotten together to explore and develop sustainable legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU between 2016 and 2021. Agri Kulti contributed to the research project with a comprehensive case study on […]


Building on our AgriToolKit sustainability assessment system, Food Track has been developed as an interactive, customer-supported information and quality assurance system for farmers and farm products. A trademark (called “Mit Eszel?”) was registered with the aim of guiding consumers towards sustainable operating farmers. Consumers are also encouraged to visit nearby farms to interact with the […]


Zafra, António, 2022: The Food Corridors Partnership. Chapter 4.6 (Szecseny. Co-designing a flexible model for measuring the sustainability of local food production) by Agri Kulti. Food Corridors Lead Partner Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Coimbra. Available at: Bertényi-Nemes, 2021: The good-enough kitchen: ways and recipies for a sustainable gastronomy. Open Books Publishing. Hamman-Bertényi-Králl (et al.), […]


The main objective of this 3-year (2012-14) research project in the Balassagyarmat Micro Region (Nógrád County, N-Hungary) was to explore the agro-ecological conditions of the micro region and to map the social and economic relations and possible conflicts. Additionally, the project aimed to identify viable long-term proposals in the field of rural development. In 2013 […]


The key objective of this 2014 research in the Kadarkút-Nagybajom Micro Region, (SW-Hungary) was to identify and map the agro-ecological and human resources in a LFA (Less Favored Area), with typically small villages, lacking an effective economic focus point. The research was carried out in cooperation with Agri Kulti and the ELTE Faculty of Social […]