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  • Elsevier Foundation Awards for Female Scientists in the Developing World

    Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Continue for more information.

    Nomination Form

  • Symposium: Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, dedicated to developing and advancing science-based solutions to the pressing challenges in the field of nutrition, is sponsoring the symposium LITTLE BEANS, BIG OPPORTUNITIES: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges on November 19, 2015, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Registation. Continued

  • Common Bean Disease Workshop

    The Common Bean Disease Workshop hosted by the Agriculture Research Council, Republic of South Africawill focus on combining current knowledge and cutting edge methods for accelerating research progress on key diseases constraining current and future common bean production with emphasis in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The primary focus of the workshop will be on Angular Leaf Spot and Root Rots. Link here for more information.

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News

  • Elsevier Foundation Awards for Female Scientists in the Developing World

    Posted on June 30, 2015 2:37pm

    Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Continue for more information.

    Nomination Form

  • Symposium: Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    Posted on June 29, 2015 2:17pm

    The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, dedicated to developing and advancing science-based solutions to the pressing challenges in the field of nutrition, is sponsoring the symposium LITTLE BEANS, BIG OPPORTUNITIES: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges on November 19, 2015, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Registation. Continued

  • Common Bean Disease Workshop

    Posted on June 23, 2015 10:31am

    The Common Bean Disease Workshop hosted by the Agriculture Research Council, Republic of South Africawill focus on combining current knowledge and cutting edge methods for accelerating research progress on key diseases constraining current and future common bean production with emphasis in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The primary focus of the workshop will be on Angular Leaf Spot and Root Rots. Link here for more information.

  • 2015 Legume Scholars Chosen

    Posted on June 9, 2015 11:58am

    The Management Office for the Legume Scholars Program at Michigan State University is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Legume Scholars Award have been selected. Four women and two men will begin their Ph.D. programs in grain legume-related fields as diverse as agricultural economics, nutrition and food science, drought resilience, and integrated crop management this fall semester.

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  • Larry Murdock, Former Bean/Cowpea PI Honored

    Posted on May 8, 2015 1:15pm

    Larry Murdock, a PI in the Bean/Cowpea CRSP who worked on cowpea grain storage technologies (triple bagging/PICS bags) and was the visionary behind Bt cowpea research, has been named a “Distinguished Professor” at Purdue University—the first in the Entomology Department.

    With Bean/Cowpea CRSP funding, Dr. Larry Murdock was responsible for conducting the pioneering research to identify potential genes to control Maruca pod borer in cowpea. 

    If you would like to send him a congratulatory note, please contact the Legume Inovation Lab at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for his email address. More

  • In the News

    Posted on April 1, 2015 10:02am

    Sostino Mocumbe, a grad-uate student working with

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    the project “Farmer Decision-Making Strategies for Improved Soil Fertility Management in Maize-Bean Production Systems” was highlighted in an article in the Greenlee Gazette. Link to read the article Research Impacting Developing Countries.

  • 2015 PCCMCA Conference

    Posted on March 9, 2015 10:15am

    The 60th meeting of the Society of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals (PCCMCA) will be held this year in Guatemala, May 4-7, 2015. Link for more information and view the brochure.

  • Pan-African Grain Legume Conference

    Posted on January 22, 2015 10:51am

    The Pan-African Grain Legume Conference, organized by the Legume Innovation Lab and IITA in partnership with PABRA/CIAT, the CG Grain Legume Program, ICRISAT, and local NARS, and held jointly with the World Cowpea Conference, has been tentatively scheduled for the first week of March 2016 in Livingston, Zambia. Please reserve these dates on your 2016 calendars. Link here for more information. Link here to see the IYOP powerpoint.

    Conference information will be updated regularly over the coming months on LIL’s Pan-African Grain Legume Conference webpage.

     

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IYOP Events Page Launched
The Legume Innovation Lab has created a special link, IYOP, on its menu bar to keep its researcher current on events connected to the International Year of Pulses.

The first page link is dedicated to the March 2016 Pan-African Grain Legume Conference and will be updated regularly. A general Events page has also been created to provide information on forthcoming events.

While the LIL links will not be comprehensive for all IYOP events (see IYOP’s website for comprehensive information), they will be updated regularly.

Announcements on IYOP events will also appear on the LIL facebook page and twitter site.