Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab) contributes to economic growth and food and nutrition security through knowledge and technology generation that strengthens grain legume (e.g., bean, cowpea, tepary beans, etc.) value chains and enhances the capacity and sustainability of agriculture research institutions that serve grain legume sectors in developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


  • Futures Magazine Focuses on 2016 IYOP and Legume Innovation Lab


    In honor of the UN’s designation of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, MSU AgBioResearch directors chose grain legumes as the thematic focus for its quarterly publication Futures, with the majority of articles featuring Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab projects and leadership. more

  • Scientist from Botswana Wins iPad Mini Contest

    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. Minah’s name was drawn from more than 200 submissions of people who attended the 2016 Joint Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference in Livingstone, Zambia, in March 2016, and returned the Post-Conference Survey.

    In response to learning that she won, Minah proclaimed, “Wow! The best news ever! Thank you for the iPad Mini.” (cont.)

  • LIL Master’s Students Honored

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

    Two masters students at Iowa State University, Sostino Mocumbe and Naboth Bwambale, who were conducting research related to Robert Mazur’s  LIL project Farmer Decision Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems not only successfully defended their M.S. theses

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