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News

  • 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 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

    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.

Deadlines

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

The first page link is dedicated to the upcoming 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 page for comprehensive information), they will be updated regularly.

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

Legume Scholars Program, Update
The application deadline for the Legume Scholars Program has been reached and the application process is now closed. More than 200 applications were received and are under review.

The Legume Innovation Lab thanks all of its researchers and collaborators for their enthusiastic response to the call for nominations. Information on the Legume Scholars Program is available here.

Legume Innovation Lab Launches Facebook Page
The Legume Innovation Lab is on Facebook. Please “like” our page here to receive updates and stories on legume research.

Legume Innovation Lab on Twitter
The Legume Innovation Lab has launched a Twitter account named Legume InnovationLab. Follow our feed to receive the latest updates on the Lab and research and development work related to the legume sector.