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  • Rob Mazur Receives Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

    Published on June 24, 2016
    Rob Mazur, Lead PI of the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab was chosen by his colleagues to receive the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring this past May.

  • New FAO Publication on Pulses

    Published on June 6, 2016
    The Food and Agriculture Organizaion of the United Nations (FAO) has just published a new, detailed document, Pulses: Nutrition seed for a sustainable future.

  • Feed the Future Photo Contest!

    Published on May 26, 2016
    Feed the Future is excited to launch its sixth global photo contest!

  • Second International Legume Society Conference

    Published on May 24, 2016
    The Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016.

  • 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.

  • Legume Innovation Lab PI Lands Charles F. Kettering Award for Photosynthesis Research

    Published on April 20, 2016
    David M. Kramer, Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the recipient of the prestigious American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award.

  • 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.

  • Joint 2016 Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference a Success

    Published on March 17, 2016
    The Joint Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, held from February 28 to March 4, 2016 in Livingstone, Zambia, attracted more than 500 scientists, NGOs, and development professionals to the AVANI Hotel.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Irvin Widders discusses the International Year of Pulses (video)

    Published on February 11, 2016
    Listen to the director of the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab on the 2016 International Year of Pulses

  • 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.