Pan-African Conference Papers Available for Download

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.

The linked articles feature all the slides and graphs displayed at each session along with the information provided. All of these links may be downloaded to the flashdrive provided at the conference. Enjoy!

The material on the conference website is also listed, below, as an additional reference:

Conference Presentations

Below you will find download links to the different presentations delivered as keynote plenary, plenary, and topical oral sessions during the conference. The plenary and oral topical session presentations are arranged in alphabetical order. All presentations are downloadable in PDF format.

Keynote Plenary Sessions

  1. Situating the grain legume agenda in African agricultural development strategies by Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA)
  2. Legume Productivity–An Imperative for Global Food Security by Dr. Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau of Food Security, USAID, Washington
  3. Why all the fuss about legumes? A personal experience by Honorable Dr. Ruth Oniang’o, Founder, Rural Outreach Program (ROP): and Editor and Chief, Journal for Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)

Plenary Sessions

  1. Agriculture and Food Security: Where research can make a difference (J Njuki)
  2. Agriculture under stress (D Cook)
  3. Breeding Climate-Smart Cowpeas for West Africa (P Roberts et al)
  4. Building a Partnership to promote legume research: Case of Pulse Innovation in southern Ethiopia (S Beyene)
  5. Clinical investigations of dietary bean intake in children and adults (EP Ryan)
  6. Common bean as a protein source for individuals eating a plant-based diet (C Mukantwali)
  7. Contemporary Topics on the Role of Grain Legumes in Human Health and Nutrition: Micronutrients (M Lungaho)
  8. Enhancing genetic gain in chickpea breeding in marginal environments in Africa and South Asia (RK Varshney)
  9. Grain Legumes as a Means to Improve Gut Health and Child Survival (MSU-LIL)
  10. Harvesting climatic adaptations from the wild progenitors of chickpea and its symbiotic bacteria (USAID Chickpea Lab)
  11. How PPP Achieves Faster Food Standards Setting and Legume Products Development and Trade (ML Lungu)
  12. Impact-oriented legume seed systems in Africa (L Sperling)
  13. Incorporating Gender-Sensitive Traits in Breeding Programs (S Beebe)
  14. Legumes and the Sustainable Intensification of smallholder farming systems (B Vanlauwe)
  15. Linking Research to Product Development: A Case for New Bean Products in Uganda and Kenya (J Ouma)
  16. Modern Technologies to Access Common Bean (P McClean et al)
  17. Next-generation sequencing for marker-assisted breeding for adaptive traits in haricot bean (A Tock)
  18. Participatory research and plant breeding in Honduras: Improving livelihoods, transforming gender relations (M Gomez et al)
  19. Research to Support Agribusiness and Investments in Pulses (B Brown)
  20. Stress Tolerant Orphan Legumes (J Ouedraogo et al)
  21. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation and approaches to increase inputs of nitrogen to tropical grain legumes (M Hungria)
  22. The Role of Policy in Supporting Value Chain Development and Value Chain Partnership (J Mulila Mitti)
  23. Why is gender not just about impact? (J Ashby)

Oral Topical Sessions

  1. A Bt Gene Effectively Controls Maruca Insect Pest In Cowpea (P Addae)
  2. A Commodity Corridor Approach to Regional Pulse Trade in East and Southern Africa (E Birachi et al)
  3. A Strategy for Geographic Targeting of Climbing Bean Varieties and Practices in Africa (G Taba et al)
  4. Adaptability of Cowpea Genotypes in Different Agroecologies of Mozambique (C Engoke)
  5. Advances in Chickpea Breeding in Eastern and Southern Africa (C Ojiewo et al)
  6. An assessment of the canning bean value chain in Kenya (S Wambua et al)
  7. Assessing access and adoption of common bean improved varieties in Zambia (P Hamazakaza et al)
  8. Assessing Effectiveness and Sustainability of Small Seed Packs Approach in Disseminating New Bean Varieties in Kenya (D Karanja et al)
  9. Below and above-ground pigeon pea productivity in on-farm sole and intercrop systems in central Malawi (CP Gwenambira)
  10. Breeding Management System for Grain Legumes Research (T Shah et al)
  11. Broad-based Root-knot Nematode Resistance in the Southeastern Africa Cowpea Gene Pool (A Ndeve et al)
  12. Can improved food legume varieties increase technical efficiency in crop production? (GT Kassie et al)
  13. Characteristics of Extrusion Processed Foods from Whole Pigeon pea (M Okpala et al)
  14. Chickpea Production, Technology Adoption and Market Linkages in Ethiopia (CO Ojiewo et al)
  15. Community Readiness to Address Food Security and Evaluation of Cowpea Intake of Weaning Infants in Dioro, Mali (OA Koita et al)
  16. Comparative field assessment of alternatives to synthetic pesticides in smallholder cowpea grain storage (BM Mvumi et al)
  17. Comparing Efficiency of Hermetic and Non-Hermetic Storage Technologies in Nigeria (A Bamikole et al)
  18. Comparison of Cowpea and Groundnut Haulm Trading in Urban and Rural Fodder Markets in Niger (S Jarial et al)
  19. Constraints of Bean Consumption by the Base of Pyramid Consumers in Urban and Peri-urban Nairobi, Kenya (CK Chege et al)
  20. Contextual and Factual Analysis of Common Bean Production and Bean Attributes (L Mapemba et al)
  21. Cowpea Crops in Africa can respond to Inoculation with Rhizobium (BDK Ahiabor et al)
  22. Cowpea Farmers’ Preferences for Biological versus Chemical Pest Control Strategies in Benin (M Agyekum et al)
  23. Cross-Country Evidence of Post harvest Loss in SSA – Insights from PICS Project (B Moussa)
  24. Cultural norms and practices influencing Ethiopian women’s participation in chickpea capacity development (E Njuguna-Munga et al)
  25. De nouvelles variétés de niébé résistantes aux Striga avec la participation des producteurs au Togo (M Tchabana)
  26. Determinants of Purchase Decision for Quality Declared Bean Seeds in Central Northern Zone of Tanzania (HA Mvungi et al)
  27. Determinants of smallholder common bean market participation and extent of participation in Rwanda by gender (K Kamunye)
  28. Developing Conservation Agriculture in Maize Legume Systems for Smallholder farmers in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique (K Chisanga et al)
  29. Effect of integrating organic with inorganic fertilizers on bean yield on 3 contrasting soils (S Kyebogola)
  30. Effect of Variety and Location on Seed and Straw Yields and Nutritive Value of Common Bean Straw in Crop-Livestock Systems of Ethiopia (M Ejigu et al)
  31. Empowering Women for Food and Income Security: Case of Pigeon pea in Malawi (N Me-Nsope)
  32. Evaluation of innovative and environment-friendly Integrated Disease Management strategies against Angular Leaf Spot in common beans in Zimbabwe (M Shumirayimuhera)
  33. Evaluation of the Tepary Diversity Panel for response to the NL 3 D strain of BCMNV and Biological Nitrogen Fixation (A Vargas et al)
  34. Ex-Ante Analysis of the Demand for new value added pulse products (P Aseete et al)
  35. Farmer acceptability of ICTA Superchiva in Guatemala (B Reyes et al)
  36. Farmer Decision Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Uganda and Mozambique (R Mazur et al)
  37. Farmer willingness to pay for quality bean seed: Experimental evidence from Tanzania (MK Maredia)
  38. Gender integration in the IPs for Scaling Out Cowpea in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal (S Adetonah et al)
  39. Genetic analysis of common bean for yield and yield components under managed drought stress conditions (N Phiri)
  40. Genetic Diversity Assessment of Ugandan Cowpea Scab Fungus Isolates Using ISSR Markers (E Afutu et al)
  41. Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Traits Associated with Drought Tolerance in Common Bean (V Hoyos-Villegas et al)
  42. G x E Effects in Food-Fodder Traits in 50 Cowpea Genotypes (O Boukar et al)
  43. Identification of Drought-Resistant Germplasm for Uganda and Zambia (C Urrea et al)
  44. Impact of climbing bean adoption on welfare of smallholder bean growers in Rwanda (E Katungi et al)
  45. Impact of Improved Common Bean Varieties on Household Food Security in Tanzania (Letaa et al)
  46. Impact of Legumes vs Corn-Soy Flour on Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Stunting in Rural Malawian Children (O Divala et al)
  47. Improving the Field Resistance of Cowpea Genotypes to Cowpea Aphid (G Kubi et al)
  48. Innovative Partnership Approach to Chickpea seed production and Technology Dissemination in Ethiopia (G Tesfaye et al)
  49. Legume Varieties and Seed Systems for SSA and SA (E Monyo et al)
  50. Maize-Common Bean Intercrop Productivity as Affected by Planting Arrangements and Applied Nutrients in Northwestern Ethiopia (A Assefa et al)
  51. Modeling Legume Soaking and Cooking Processes to Control Nutritional Value: Case of Chickpea (A Briffaz et al)
  52. Molecular Mapping of Heat Tolerance in Cowpea (B Angira)
  53. Molecular marker development under drought in a common bean MAGIC population (JD Lobaton et al)
  54. Morpho-Physiological Root Traits Linked to Drought Tolerance in Chickpea (P Kimurto et al)
  55. On-farm yield response of chickpea to inoculation and phosphorus fertilizer application at Damote Gale district in Ethiopia (E Wolde-Meskel et al)
  56. Pan-legume simulation modeling: An approach to guide breeding and management targets (V Vadez et al)
  57. Participatory Integrated Pest Management for Increased Cowpea Production in Northern Ghana (F Kusi)
  58. Pathogen variability and identification of new sources of resistance to angular leaf spot in Uganda common bean landraces (G Ddamulira)
  59. Pathogenecity of Sclerotium rolfsii sacc and Identification of Resistance Sources in Common Beans (P Paparu et al)
  60. Pea weevil threatens field pea production in Ethiopia: Prospects of IPM (E Mendesil et al)
  61. Physiological characteristics leading to differences in drought tolerance in P vulgaris and P acutifolius (JR Traub et al)
  62. Physiological Phenotyping for Adaptation to Drought-prone and Low Phosphorus Environments in Cowpea (N Belko et al)
  63. Pigeon pea R&D Efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa (G Rao et al)
  64. Pigeon pea water use efficiency under different cropping systems in Ghana and Mali (P Adjei-Frimpong)
  65. Potential Impacts of Improved Cowpea under Improved Seed Systems in SSA (A Arega et al)
  66. Presence, Damage Level, and Population Dynamics of Mexican Pod Weevil in Bean Genotypes in the Highlands of Guatemala (J Villatoro et al)
  67. Progress in Management of Cowpea Pests in West Africa (H Braimah)
  68. Public-Private Partnership Enhances Seed Production and Utilization by Bean Farmers in Rwanda (M Augustine et al)
  69. QDS – Filling the gap between formal and informal seed systems: Case of common bean in Uganda (A Mastenbroek)
  70. Response of common bean to nitrogen, phosphorus and rhizobia inoculation across variable soils in Zimbabwe (V Chekanai et al)
  71. Role of Multistakeholder Partnerships at Maendeleo Bean IP in Eastern DRC (RM Kalibwani et al)
  72. Scaling out Cowpea Production in Northern Ghana, Community Seed Production Scheme (J Yirzagla et al)
  73. Sustainability of crop residue allocation options in smallholder cereal-legume-livestock farms in the dry savannas of West Africa (A Opoku et al)
  74. Symbiotic N2 Fixation in Field Grown Kersting’s Groundnut Landraces in Response to Inoculation with Bradyrhizobium Sp. in Ghana (M Mohammed et al)
  75. Tailoring Chickpea Varieties for Amenability to Machine Harvesting (S Chaturvedi et al)
  76. Taking Cowpea to Scale in West Africa (COSP) (S NCho et al)
  77. The “invisible middle” of common bean value chains in Uganda and Kenya (N Francesconi et al)
  78. The Impact of Improved Chickpea Adoption (S Verkaart et al)
  79. The role of collective action in women empowerment in Uganda (F Nakazi et al)
  80. Trade-offs in cereal-legumes intercropping systems (K Shikuku et al)
  81. Transforming Crop Breeding at Monsanto: How Relevant to Cowpeas in Africa (R Cantrell)
  82. Understanding the Determinants of Market Participation among Bean farmers in Northern Rwanda (C Ingabire et al)
  83. Understanding the genetic basis of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in common bean using genomic and transcriptomic analyses (K Kamfwa et al)
  84. Updating the Atlas of Common Bean Production in Africa (A Farrow et al)
  85. Use of Root Traits in Screening Common Bean Genotypes Tolerant to Drought in Mozambique Malawi and Zambia (M Amane et al)
  86. Versatility of Bambara Groundnut for Food and Nutrition Security (V Jideani)

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