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.

News

  • LIL Master’s Students Honored

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    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 Bwambaleh, 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

  • Rob Mazur Receives Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

    Rob Mazur, Lead PI of the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab

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    project Farmer Decision Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems was chosen by his colleagues at Iowa State University to receive the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring this past May.

  • New FAO Publication on Pulses

    The Food and Agriculture Organizaion of the United Nations (FAO) has just ''

    published a new, detailed document, Pulses: Nutrition seed for a sustainable future. Link to the FAO description to download the PDF file. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

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