Save the Date! The Legume Innovation Lab is pleased to announce its upcoming Grain Legume Research Conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 13 to 18 August 2017. This LIL program conference is open only to Legume Innovation Lab scientists and collaborators.The conference is being held in partnership with the Institut de l’Environnement et des Recherches Agricoles (INERA) – Burkina Faso. link to the Burkina Faso Conference and the the Call for Abstracts pages for more information. Download the 2017 LIL Conference Announcement. Information at http://legumelab.msu.edu/lil_burkina_faso_conference will be updated regularly.
The MASFRIJOL project has recently released several new videos on their Youtube chanel: MASFRIJOL. MASFRIJOL videos are used in extension education to teach farmers and their families about beans - growing and eating them for improved nutrition and health. All videos are in Spanish.Recent 2017 Videos include Proyecto MASFRIJOL 2017 Plagas del Frijol Insectos y enfermedades/MASFRIJOL 2017: Insect Pests and Diseases of Beans and Proyecto MASFRIJOL 2017 Cosecha y Secado del Cultivo de Frijol/MASFRIJOL 2017: Harvesting and Drying Bean Crops.
The Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Health Challenges is the theme of the special March 2017 issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, published in association with the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. . LIL director Dr. Irv Widders and LIL PI Dr. Mark Manary are among the authors of the article Collaboration among Sectors to Increast Pulse Consumption.
Free access to all of this has been provided by Pulse Canada. Links to specific articles can be found at the Wiley Online Library. More, including an abstract of the Collaboration among Sectors to Increase Pulse Consumption article.
The International Year of Pulses encouraged connections throughout the food chain to better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, increase the efficiency of crop rotations, and address trade challenges.
The 10-Year Research Strategy report continues the momentum of the IYP and will be used to set an agenda for global discussion and to mobilize champions to advocate for accelerated pulse research investments. Link to the full strategy or download the 10-Year Research Strategy presentation from the IYP Global Dialogue.
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