13. Faba Bean: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems

  1. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren4,5 and
  2. James R. Myers6
  1. Wolfgang Link1 and
  2. Lamiae Ghaouti2,3

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch13

Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

How to Cite

Link, W. and Ghaouti, L. (2012) Faba Bean: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems, in Organic Crop Breeding (eds E. T. Lammerts van Bueren and J. R. Myers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands

  2. 5

    Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  3. 6

    Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Crop Science Department, 37075, Göttingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of protection, production and vegetal biotechnology, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, B.P. 6202 Rabat-Instituts Madinat Al Irfan C.P 10101, Morocco

  3. 3

    Georg-August-Universität, Crop Science Department, Göttingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958582

Online ISBN: 9781119945932



  • faba bean breeding, organic farming;
  • component of feed, for ruminants;
  • faba bean, also food for humans;
  • faba bean breeding, genetic and botanical basics;
  • mixture, of more or less inbred individuals;
  • hybrid breeding in faba bean, not yet feasible;
  • traits, improved in faba breeding;
  • production problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Purposes of Breeding and Growing Faba Bean

  • Genetic and Botanical Basics of Breeding Faba Bean

  • Methodological Considerations

  • Traits To Be Improved in Faba Bean Breeding

  • Open Questions, Need for Action

  • References