• 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.

  • Larry Murdock, Former Bean/Cowpea PI Honored

    Published on May 8, 2015

    Larry Murdock, a PI in the Bean/Cowpea CRSP who worked on cowpea grain storage technologies and was the visionary behind Bt cowpea research, has been named a "Distinguished Professor" at Purdue University-the first in the Entomology Department.

  • In the News

    Published on April 1, 2015

    Sostino Mocumbe, a graduate student working with the project "Farmer Decision-Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems" was highlighted in an article in the Greenlee Gazette.

  • 2015 PCCMCA Conference

    Published on March 9, 2015

    The 60th meeting of the Society of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals will be held this year in Guatemala, May 4-7, 2015.

  • Three New RFPs on Pulse Poductivity and Sustainability

    Published on February 12, 2015

    The Global Pulse Confederation/CICILS-IPTIC is soliciting proposals from qualified suppliers for work beginning in 2015 to support CICILS-IPTIC's work in preparation for the 2016 International Year of Pulses.

  • Pan-African Grain Legume Conference

    Published on January 22, 2015

    The joint 2016 PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference has been tentatively scheduled for the first week of March 2016 in Livingston, Zambia.

  • Host Country Institutional Capacity Strengthening Awards

    Published on January 8, 2015

    The Management Office of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research in Grain Legumes invites the submission of Proposals for activities that will contribute to enhancing the capacity of collaborating Host Country institutions.

  • Legume Scholars Program Award

    Published on November 19, 2014

    Announcing a new partnership between the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and USAID's Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes and Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control.

  • Borlaug Fellowship Program

    Published on October 23, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2015 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.

  • Global Meeting, Athens 2014

    Published on August 7, 2014

    The Legume Innovation Lab's 2014 Global Meeting was a wonderful success, with more than 40 presentations and focused sessions occurring over the five-day gathering of approximately 80 attendees from more than 15 different countries.

  • Awards Presented at Global Meeting 2014

    Published on May 30, 2014

    Dr. Julia Kornegay, chair of the Legume Innovation Lab Technical Management Advisory Committee, presented the Legume Innovation Lab Award for Meritorious Achievement to researchers at the 2014 Global Grain Legume Researchers Meeting.

  • Nutrition Project Announced

    Published on May 1, 2014

    The Legume Innovation Lab is pleased to announce that the project "Legumes and Growth" has been selected to fulfill its third strategic objective, Enhancing Nutrition.

  • RFP From Gates Foundation

    Published on April 16, 2014

    There is a new request for proposals from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that may be of interest to our host country collaborators or PIs: the Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders.

  • Request for Institutional Capacity Strengthening Proposals

    Published on February 14, 2014

    The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes Legume Innovation Lab, administered by Michigan State University, is pleased to invite Institutional Capacity Strengthening Proposals from our Host Country Institutions.

  • Improved Cowpea Varieties Positively Impact Senegal

    Published on November 22, 2013

    The October issue of USAID's Feed the Future Newsletter highlights the increased profits achieved by smallholder farmers in Senegal "who have adopted improved cowpea varieties developed" through the Legume Innovation Lab.

  • Pulse CRSP Five-Year Report

    Published on November 15, 2013

    The Management Office of the Legume Innovation Lab is pleased to announce the 2007-2012 Five-Year Report for the Dry Grain Pulses.

  • Legume Innovation Lab Overview

    Published on November 12, 2013

    Irv Widders, director of the Legume Innovation Lab, presented an overview of the Legume Innovation Lab: Its vision, alignment with Feed the Future, strategic objectives, and scope at the 2013 Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting.

  • Legume Innovation Lab Videos

    Published on October 3, 2013

    MSU recently developed videos on the Legume Innovation Lab based on conversations with Irv Widders and Cynthia Donovan, director and deputy director, respectively.

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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.