· Primary domestication of white lupin in ancient Greece and Egypt (earlier than 2000 BC) with the purpose of producing grain which was used after soaking as food for man and feed for animals, and also utilized in cosmetics and medicine.
· Beginning of utilization of white lupin as green manure in ancient Rome and, subsequently, in others Mediterranean countries (about 800-1000 BC).
· Primary domestication of Andean pearl lupin ”Tarwi” on the American continent (600-700 BC).
· Beginning of domestication of yellow and narrow-leafed lupins for green manure production in Mediterranean countries and afterwards in Germany.
. Obtaining of the first low-alkaloid (sweet) forms of lupins in Germany (1927-1930) and in Russia (1929-1932). The method of their production was for the first time published in Russia (Иванов et al., 1932). After this discovery, lupin received the status of a fodder crop.
. Domestication of new lupin species in Australia, Russia, Finland and other countries (L. cosentini Guss, L. atlanticus Gladstones, L. polyphyllus Lindl. etc.).
· The modern stage of lupin cultivation, when lupin received the status of an alternative to soybean in world agriculture as a source of protein and another useful substances. Lupin resources will be utilized in many branches of the world economy.