• PanAfrican Conference News Items

    The official PanAfrican Conference website is

    Call for Abstracts! PanAfrican Conference

    Participants are invited to prepare and submit abstracts of papers for presentation by December 1, 2015. More 

    Young African Scientists Scholarship

    Scholarships covering transportation, conference registration , lodging, and meals will be awarded to a minimum of ten young . . . . Deadline: 27 November 2015  More

    Legume Innovation Lab Travel Awards

    The Legume Innovation Lab is pleased to announce the establishment of a LIL Travel Award Scholarship Fund for participation in the PanAfrican Conference. Nomination Deadline: 31 Oct. More 

    Additional Grants to PanAfrican Conference


  • Amanda Minnaar, 1962-2015

    PI, Bean/Cowpea and Dry Grain Pulses CRSP


    The Legume Innovation Lab is grieved to announce the passing of Professor Amanda Minnaar on Saturday, 26 September 2015. (cont.)

  • Little Beans, Big Opportunities

    The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is sponsoring the symposium LITTLE BEANS, BIG OPPORTUNITIES: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges on November 19, 2015, at The New York Academy of Sciences.Program. Registation. Continued

  • Wayne Adams, 1918-2015

    Co-Founding director of the Bean/Cowpea CRSP












    The world of grain legume research lost a significant figure on September 9, 2015, in the person of M. Wayne Adams (cont.),

  • MASFRIJOL Showcased at MSU


    Carolina Molina, a MASFRIJOL nutritionist, gave a PowerPoint  presentation on MASFRIJOL’s objectives and strategic implementation.

  • Pan-African Conference Email


    LIL has created a special email address, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for all correspondence regarding the PanAfrican Grain Legume conference.

  • U.S. Borlaug Graduate Research Grant



    Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant until Monday, November 9, 2015.

  • IYP Pages


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

  • 2015 Legume Scholars Chosen

    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.


  • Larry Murdock, Former Bean/Cowpea PI Honored

    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


    Sostino Mocumbe, a graduate student working with 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

    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

    The joint 2016 PanAfrican Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, organized by the Legume Innovation Lab and IITA in partnership with PABRA/CIAT, the CG Grain Legume Program, ICRISAT, and local NARS, 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.