Pan-African Conference 2016

The United Nations has declared 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP). To celebrate this important moment the Pan-African Grain Legume Conference will be held jointly with the World Cowpea Conference in Livingston, Zambia. The dates for the conference are Sunday, 28 February 2016 to Friday, 4 March 2016. The Global Pulse Confederation is one of several partners actively working to prepare for this exciting event.

The official Link to the conference website is  Additionally, the Legume Innovation Lab has created a special email address, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for all correspondence with the Legume Innovation Lab regarding the conference.

This conference will be the second of three conferences supported by the Legume Innovation Lab (LIL) during its 2013-2017 funding period. LIL and its partners will be making a concerted effort to encourage participation by grain legume scientists and graduate students from throughout Africa.

Update: 11 January 2016! Conference Abstracts and Travel Awards

Abstract review is ongong. Abstracts accepted for presentation—either as a poster or a paper—will be announced on Monday, 18 January 2016.

The announcement of winners of the Young African Scientists Travel Award Scholarships is expected on Thursday, 21 January 2016.

P-A Conference Program (Draft)

This draft program is accurate as of January 13, 2015, but will be updated regularly as speakers are finalized.


Note: The Conference Venue Name Has Changed: The name of the hotel where the joint PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference is being held has been changed from the Zambezi Sun to the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort (  Note! The venue is the same, just under a new name. All registration requirements and guarantees remain the same.