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  • Awards Presented at Global Meeting 2014

    Dr. Julia Kornegay, chair of the Legume Innovation Lab Technical Management Advisory Committee (TMAC), presented the Legume Innovation Lab Award for Meritorious Achievement to the following researchers at the 2014 Global Grain Legume Researchers Meeting in Athens, Greece, May 2014.

    Dr. Issa Drabo, Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles

    Dr. Jeffrey D. Ehlers, University of California, Riverside

    Dr. James D. Kelly, Michigan State University

    The award recognizes and honors “laudable contributions to research on grain legumes and the development of technologies and policies that benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries.” The awards were presented during the Legume Innovation Lab Banquet, held on May 15 in the Radisson Blu Park Hotel in Athens, Greece. For more informtion on each of the awardees, click the link attached to their name.

  • RFP From Gates Foundation

    There is a new request for proposals from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that may be of interest to our host country collaborators/ PIs: the Program for Emerging Agricultural Research Leaders.The website is can be reached by linking here.

    The lead PI must be an MSc or PhD scientist at a national agricultural research institution or university in sub-Saharan Africa working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (e.g., working with Legume Innovation Lab U.S. researchers). Awards range from  $200,000 – 500,000 over a maximum of four years. Beans, cowpeas and chickpeas are among the target crops. Pre-proposals are due September 7, 2014.

  • Improved Cowpea Varieties Positively Impact Senegal

    The October issue of USAID’s Feed the Future Newsletter highlights the increased profits achieved by smallholder farmers in Senegal “who have adopted improved cowpea varieties developed” through the Legume Innovation Lab. Link to FTF’s story “Investments in Improved Cowpea Varieties Pay off in Senegal.”

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Useful Links

USAID links    Pulse links    CRSP links    Agriculture Development links


USAID Links

Feed the Future Initiative  

Feed the Future: Global Food Security Research Strategy

Scaling Up Nutrition movement

Women and Agriculture: Improving Global Food Security 

Feed the Future Progress

USAID Agriculture Strategy: Linking Producers to Markets

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Title XII – Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger (Foreign Assistance Act), p 143-154

USAID Home Page

USAID Agriculture Strategy: Linking Producers to Markets

President’s Initiative to End Hunger in Africa

USAID Complete Guide to Visa Compliance

USAID Mandatory Standard Provisions for Non-U.S., Nongovernmenal Recipients (Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303)

USAID Mandatory Standard Provisions for U.S., Nongovernmental Recipients (Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303)

USAID Strategic Framework for Africa

USAID People Finder

USAID and the President’s Global Development Policy

USAID Latin America

USAID SubSaharan Africa

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PULSE links

BeanCAP (Common Bean Coordinated Agricultural Project)

Bean Improvement Cooperative—Michigan State University

Confédération Internationale du commerce et de l’Industrie des Légumes Secs (CICILS)/ International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation (IPTIC)

Eastern and Central Africa Bean Research Network (ECABRN)

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
 
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture
 
Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA)
 
Pulse Canada
 
Southern Africa Bean Research Network (SABRN)
 
US Dry Bean Council (Beans 4 Health)
 
Consultative Group on International Research

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

President’s Initiative to End Hunger in Africa
 
Title XII – Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger (Foreign Assistance Act), p 143-154
 
USAID Home Page
 
USAID Agriculture Strategy: Linking Producers to Markets
 
USAID Complete Guide to Visa Compliance
 
USAID Mandatory Standard Provisions for Non-U.S., Nongovernmenal Recipients (Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303)
 
USAID Mandatory Standard Provisions for U.S., Nongovernmental Recipients (Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303)
 
USAID Strategic Framework for Africa
 
USAID People Finder
 
USAID Policy Framework for Bilateral Aid
 
USAID Latin America
 
USAID SubSaharan Africa

Zambian Pulse Crops Value Chain Initiative

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs links

CRSP Digest

AquaFish CRSP

BASIS/Assets and Market Access CRSP

Dry Grain Pulses CRSP (Pulse) CRSP

Global Nutrition CRSP

Horticulture CRSP

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) CRSP

Livestock-Climate Change (LCC) CRSP

Peanut CRSP

Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains (INTSORMIL)

Sustainable Agriculture & Natural Resource Management (SANREM) CRSP


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Agriculture Development links    (top)

CRP 3.5 Grain legumes  (presentation)

CRP 3.5 Grain legumes   (document)

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA- Rockefeller Foundation)
 
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
 
McKnight Foundation “Collaborative Crop Research Program”
 
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
 
Proyecto Red Sicta
 
Southern Africa Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

 

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Announcements

2014 Legume Innovation Lab Global Meeting
Stories on the Global Grain Legume Researchers Meeting, Improving Agriculture and Nutrition through Grain Legumes, held 12-16 May in Athens, Greece, will be posted the week of June 2, 2014. Watch for them!

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New Newsletter!
The CGIAR Research program on Grain Legumes has launched a new newsletter, the Grain Legumes FEED. Link to the title to download and to subscribe.