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.


  • 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.


    Haiti’s southwest region, which has a strong history of bean production, was hit particularly hard. To help re-establish its agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future, (more)

  • Burkina Faso to host ceremony marking end of the 2016 International Year of Pulses

    Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou will host the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva meeting with President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

    The announcement was made by Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a meeting with Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. more

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