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.

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

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    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. This award was established in 1962 by an endowment from the Kettering Foundation to recognize excellence in the field of photosynthesis. more

  • Pan-African Conference Papers Available for Download

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    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. Links to these talks are now available at the conference website’s presentations section.

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

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    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. Zambia’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, the Honorable Given Lubinda (pictured below), opened the conference on February 29, first visiting the exhibition and poster tent and then addressing the gathered conference attendees in the hotel’s conference center.

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    Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia, the Honorable Given Lubinda, listens to Dr. Luis Flores explain his grain legume project in Guatemala on decreasing malnutrition through interventions focused on bean technology and nutrition education.

    The conference offered four keynote (cont.)

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