Futures Magazine Focuses on 2016 IYOP and Legume Innovation Lab

posted on August 19, 2016 11:35am

In honor of the UN’s designation of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, MSU AgBioResearch directors chose grain legumes as the thematic focus for its quarterly publication Futures, with the majority of articles featuring Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab projects and leadership. 

Specifically, there are interviews with both Dr. Widders and Dr. Donovan, director and deputy director of the Legume Innovation Lab, respectively, as well as more than 10 articles on LIL projects and associate aswards (i.e., MASFRIJOL and one on a Pulse CRSP story). There’s even a four-page article specifically focused on USAID and Feed the Future’s global work.

Individual articles cover legume-related topics on pest management, technology, nutrition and healthy, improving yield, bean breeding, photosynthesis, and value chains, among others.

The individual articles are as follows:

Battling insects: Keeping pesky pod borer, bean weevil at bay

Bean counters: Ensuring economic benefits of research

Creating new international supply chain outlets proves challenging

Feed the Future initiatives reinvest in agriculture

Improving grain legume production with new ag technology

James Kelly: A masterful bean breeder and mentor

Light shines bright on nutrient-rich crop during 2016 Year of the Pulses

MASFRIJOL: Spreading message for better health in Guatemalan highlands

MSU history continues strong in Saginaw Valley and Thumb Regions

MSU scientist looking at fatty acids to stop stunting, poor cognitive development

Researcher Q&A: Irvin Widders

Taking legume learnings from MSU to other countries

The Legume Innovation Laboratory

World leaders convene in Zambia to talk pulse improvements

To link to the entire magazine, click on Futures.

To download a PDF, click on Futures.