Papers/Presentations, Global Meeting 2014 (alphabetical by title)
2016 International Year of the Pulses. Janice Rueda, American Pulse Association
Achieving Concurrent Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition Goals through Research. Patrick Webb, Tufts University, Director, Nutrition Innovation Lab
Achieving Synergies among USAID Investments in Grain Legume Research. Tracy Powell, Office of Agriculture Research and Policy, BFS, USAID-Washington
Bean Technology Dissemination Project Experience with Community Seed Banks in Central America. Juan Carlos Rosas, EAP-Zamorano, Honduras, and Luis Flores, Michigan State University
Board of International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) Vision for USAID Innovation Labs and Strategic Partnerships to Achieve Feed the Future Goals. Dr. Brady Deaton, President Emeritus, University of Missouri, and Chair of BIFAD
Characteristics of Sustainable Seed Systems for Grain Legumes. Byron Reyes and Mywish Maredia, Michigan State University
Compliance with USAID Regulations and Policies on Equipment Procurement, Environment Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMPs) and Participant Training. Jennifer “Vern” Long, Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), USAID
Development and Implementation of Robust Molecular Markers and Genetic Improvement of Common and Tepary Beans to Increase Grain Legume Production in Central America and Haiti. James Beaver, Lead PI, University of Puerto Rico
Enhancing Pulse Value Chain Performance through Improved Understanding of Consumer Behavior and Decision Making. Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Lead PI, Kansas State University
Farmer Decision-Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize–Bean Production Systems. Robert Mazur, Lead PI, Iowa State University
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes: Technical Vision for 2013–2017. Irvin Widders, Director, Michigan State University
Genetic Improvement of Cowpea to Overcome Biotic Stress and Drought Constraints to Grain Productivity. Phil Roberts, Lead PI, University of California- Riverside
Genetic Improvement of Middle American Climbing Beans for Efficient Production in the Guatemalan Highlands. Juan Osorno, Lead PI, North Dakota State University
Impact Assessment of Dry Grain Pulses CRSP and Legume Innovation Lab Investments in Research, Institutional Capacity Building and Technology Dissemination for Improved Program Effectiveness. Mywish Maredia, Lead PI, Michigan State University
Improving Genetic Yield Potential of Andean Beans with Increased Resistances to Drought and Major Foliar Diseases and Enhanced Biological Nitrogen Fixation. James Kelly, Lead PI, Michigan State University
Integrating Seed Systems for Enhancing Impact: Leverage Points for Action. Louise Sperling, Principle Scientist, CIAT
Legume Innovation Lab Program Implementation Issues: Communications and Promotion. Marguerite Halversen
Legumes and Growth. Mark Manary, Lead PI, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
New Frontiers:Phenotyping for Photosynthetic Traits: A Strategy for Increasing Genetic Yield Potential in Grain Legumes. David Kramer, Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University
New Frontiers:Understanding Factors Influencing Smallholder Farmer Decision Making. Joshua Ramisch, University of Ottawa, Canada
Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains: The Potential of Grain Legumes. Alan de Brauw, Leader for Research on Nutrition Sensitive Value Chains, CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Program, IFPRI, Washington DC
Plenary Session: Legume Innovation Lab Technical Management Advisory Committee (TMAC): Responsibilities and Activities. Julia Kornegay, Chair, NCSU
Scalable and Sustainable Biological Solutions for Pest Management of Insect Pests of Cowpea in West Africa. Barry Pittendrigh, Lead PI, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Scaling Up in Agriculture and Nutrition. Mywish Maredia and Cynthia Donovan, Michigan State University
Seed Production Systems in Pulse Crops in India: Community-based Perspectives. Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
USAID Feed the Future Strategy and Investments in Grain Legume Research and Institutional Capacity Building. Jennifer “Vern” Long, Office of Agriculture, Research and Policy, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
Papers/Presentations, Global Meeting 2014 (alphabetical by presenter’s last name)
Halversen, Marguerite. Legume Innovation Lab Program Implementation Issues: Communications and Promotion.
Kramer, David. New Frontiers: Phenotyping for Photosynthetic Traits: A Strategy for Increasing Genetic Yield Potential in Grain Legumes.
Maredia, Mywish. Impact Assessment of Dry Grain Pulses CRSP and Legume Innovation Lab Investments in Research, Institutional Capacity Building and Technology Dissemination for Improved Program Effectiveness.
Maredia, Mywish and Cynthia Donovan. Scaling Up in Agriculture and Nutrition.
Manary, Mark. Legumes and Growth.
Reyes, Byron and Mywish Maredia. Characteristics of Sustainable Seed Systems for Grain Legumes.
Rueda, Janice. 2016 International Year of the Pulses.