• 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.

  • LIL Secures $2M USAID Award to Assist Haiti

    Published on January 27, 2017

    Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern U.S. in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation.

  • 2017 LIL Grain Legume Research Conference

    Published on November 28, 2016

    The Legume Innovation Lab is pleased to announce that the 2017 Legume Innovation Lab Grain Legume Research Conference will be held from 13 to 18 August 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

  • Juan Carlos Rosas Honored at EAP Zamorano

    Published on November 18, 2016

    Juan Carlos Rosas, who has worked with the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab on projects in Central America and the Caribbean for nearly 30 years, was honored on 16 November 2016 at EAP Zamorano, with the naming of a building in his honor.

  • Support Pulses on World Food Day!

    Published on October 4, 2016

    Emerging Ag is sponsoring a pulse-focused action for World Food Day. They are conducting a ThunderClap to activate millions of people all over the world to think about the role pulses play in a sustainable food system.

  • IPM Project Presents at Gates Foundation

    Published on October 4, 2016

    The LIL Associate Award was invited by Gates Foundation Program Officer Dr. Jeffrey Ehlers to give a Learning Lunch presentation at the Foundation's Headquarters in Seattle.

  • Highlights2015

    Published on September 19, 2016

    The 2015 Technical Highlights Report has been released. Download your PDF now!

  • President Obama Signs Food Security Act

    Published on September 14, 2016

    President Barack Obama recently signed the Global Food Security Act to help developing nations expand their agricultural capacity and get on a path to self-sufficiency.

  • David Kramer Wins ISPR Innovation Prize

    Published on August 31, 2016

    The Plant Research Lab's David M. Kramer, Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the 2016 recipient of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research Innovation Award.

  • Capacity Strengthening Awardees 2017

    Published on August 26, 2016

    Based on TMAC reviews and recommendations, the Legume Innovation Lab Management Office has conferred this year's Institutional Capacity Strengthening Awards to 10 of the 15 project applications.

  • Scientist from Botswana Wins iPad Mini Contest

    Published on August 17, 2016

    Minah Mmoni Mosele, principal research scientist and head of the Food Technology Department at the National Food Technology Research Centre in Botswana, was selected as the winner of the iPad Mini contest.

  • LIL Master's Students Honored

    Published on June 24, 2016

    A young farmer views an animated educational video on a smartphone in Mozambiquein as part of Mocumbe's research project.

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research Announces Request for Concept Notes: Area of Inquiry 2

May 28, 2019

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

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research Announces NEW Call for Concept Notes: Area of Inquiry 3

June 3, 2019

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is seeking concept notes to support Area of Inquiry 3: Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or barriers to legume utilization at various stages and scales within production and market systems.

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Researchers to Study Legume Value Chains in West Africa

July 26, 2019

MSU researchers Michael Olabasi and Mywish Maredia will study the legume value chain in West Africa through research commissioned by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research.