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 will be updated regularly.


  • Ten-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops

    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.

  • LIL Secures $2M USAID Award to Assist Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern U.S. in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation.


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  • Juan Carlos Rosas Honored at EAP Zamorano

    Juan Carlos Rosas, who has worked with the Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab as a bean breeder on projects in Central America and the Caribbean for nearly 30 years,

    ''Juan Carlos Rosas stands beside the plaque bearing his name at EAP Zamorano.

    was honored on 16 November 2016 at EAP Zamorano, with the naming of a building in his honor. more

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