News & Events

  • Director Barry Pittendrigh

    Welcome from the Director

    Published on September 12, 2018

    A welcome message from Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab Director Barry Pittendrigh and Deputy Director Cynthia Donovan.

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    Borderless: Bringing scientific knowledge to those who need it most

    Published on May 14, 2018

    When destructive insects threatened cowpea harvests throughout West Africa, a team of researchers under the auspices of the Dry Grain Pulses Collaborative Research Support program —now the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab—came to help

  • Awards Presented at LIL Grain Legume Research Conference

    Published on October 19, 2017

    Dr. Julia Kornegay, chair of the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Technical Management Advisory Committee, presented the Legume Innovation Lab Award for Meritorious Achievement to the Research Conference 2017

  • BIFAD Honors Drs. Rosas and Beaver

    Published on October 17, 2017

    Dr. James Beaver, and Dr. Juan Carlos Rosas have been selected as winners of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab.

  • Conference Presentations Available

    Published on September 19, 2017

    The oral presentations from the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference 2017 are now available as PDF links on this website at Conference Program with Links to PDFs.

  • 2017 Grain Legume Research Conference a Success

    Published on September 15, 2017

    The Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference was a wonderful success, with more than 75 oral presentations and nearly 60 poster presentations made over the five-day gathering.

  • New Global Food Security Research Strategy Released

    Published on September 12, 2017

    U.S. government agencies that are part of Feed the Future developed a new U.S. Government Global Food Security Research Strategy to help reduce hunger, poverty and malnutrition through science, technology and innovation.

  • BIFAD Mtg Featured Feed the Future Innovation Labs

    Published on September 11, 2017

    The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) held its public meeting, The U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy: From Upstream Research to Development Impact, on September 12, 2017, in Washington, DC.

  • Conference Program Available

    Published on June 27, 2017

    The Full Conference Program is now available for the upcoming Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 13 to 18 August 2017 as a PDF file.

  • MASFRIJOL Youtube Videos

    Published on May 3, 2017

    Women and children watch a video on improving health through bean consumption on the MASFRIJOL mobile classroom, a truck loaded with educational equipment that is driven from village to village to bring easily accessible classes to families.

  • Ten-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops

    Published on February 1, 2017

    The International Year of Pulses encouraged connections throughout the food chain to better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, increase the efficiency of crop rotations, and address trade challenges.

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research Announces Request for Concept Notes: Area of Inquiry 1

April 8, 2019

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is seeking cutting-edge legume systems research proposals.