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  • CSSA Travel Grants to P-A Conference a Success

    Published on May 11, 2016

    Chekanai was referring to the Pan-African Grain Legume Legume and World Cowpea Conference, February 28-March 4, in Livingstone, Zambia. She was one of ten students who received travel grants via Crop Science Society of America.

  • Pan-African Conference Papers Available for Download

    Published on March 23, 2016

    The Joint Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, held from February 28 to March 4, 2016 in Livingstone, Zambia, featured four keynote addresses, numerous plenaries, and more than 100 oral presentations.

  • Pan-African Conference News Items

    Published on February 19, 2016

    Conference poster guidelines and templates are now available for downloading in both American and African/European paper sizes.

  • MASFRIJOL Video Highlights USAID work in Guatemala

    Published on February 19, 2016

    Villagers in Quatzeltenango attend a class offered through the MASFRIJOL traveling classroom to learn how adding beans to their household's diet can improve health and nutrition.

  • IITA Releases Novel Maruca vitrata parasitoids

    Published on January 29, 2016

    After a series of lab and field tests, IITA has successfully carried out the first open experimental releases of novel natural enemies against one of the most damaging pests of cowpea, the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata, at two locations in Benin.

  • Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    Published on December 16, 2015

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities, held November 19, 2015 at the Sackler Institute, New York, New York.

  • Amanda Minnaar, 1962-2015

    Published on October 15, 2015

    The Legume Innovation Lab is grieved to announce the passing of Professor Amanda Minnaar on Saturday, 26 September 2015.

  • Wayne Adams, 1918-2015

    Published on September 29, 2015

    The world of grain legume research lost a significant figure on September 9, 2015, in the person of M. Wayne Adams.

  • Call for Abstracts! PanAfrican Conference

    Published on September 28, 2015

    Participants are invited to prepare and submit abstracts of papers for presentation during oral and poster sessions in the joint PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, 28 February to 4 March 2015, Livingston, Zambia.

  • Travel Grants to PanAfrican Conference

    Published on September 28, 2015

    Ten crop science graduate students will have the opportunity to receive a travel grant for up to $3500 from the Crop Science Society of American and USAID.

  • MASFRIJOL Showcased at MSU

    Published on September 28, 2015

    Carolina Molina, a MASFRIJOL nutritionist, gave a PowerPoint presentation on MASFRIJOL's objectives and strategic implementation.

  • Pan-African Conference Email

    Published on August 31, 2015

    LIL has created a special email address for all correspondence regarding the PanAfrican Grain Legume conference.

  • U.S. Borlaug Graduate Research Grant

    Published on August 18, 2015

    Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant until Monday, November 9, 2015.

  • IYP Pages

    Published on August 12, 2015

    IYP Events Page Launched The Legume Innovation Lab has created a special link, IYP, on its menu bar to keep its researchers current on events connected to the International Year of Pulses.

  • Common Bean Disease Workshop

    Published on July 6, 2015

    The Common Bean Disease Workshop will focus on combining current knowledge and cutting-edge methods for accelerating research progress on key diseases constraining current and future common bean production.

  • 2015 Legume Scholars Chosen

    Published on June 9, 2015

    The Management Office for the Legume Scholars Program at Michigan State University is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Legume Scholars Award have been selected.

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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.