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    Legume Scholars Program Launched
    Submissions Due By December 19, 2014

    Announcing a new partnership between the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and USAID’s Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab) and Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control (Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab) to support graduate-level research by promising young scientists from developing countries at major U.S. and other international universities in key areas connected to the legume sector (see details in full announcement).

    The Fellowship provides full tuition and living expenses for up to two years for an M.Sc. and up to four years for a Ph.D. program; see full article for full details. Accepted students will conduct research at major U.S. and other international universities in key areas of the legume sector (link to full article for details).

    Interested students must be nominated and have a strong recommendation from a scientist conducting research on one or more of the targeted legumes in a USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab, the CGIAR, or in a developing country NARO or agriculture university. It is the nominating scientist who must submit all documents to the Legume Scholars Programs. Students do not apply directly!

    See full article for full details.

    Full announcement in PDF format/WORD format.

     

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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)
 
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FTF Newsletter Features Legume Innovation Lab Project

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USAID’s Feed the Future Newsletter featured a Legume Innovation Lab project, IPM-omics: Scalable and sustainable solutions for pest management of insect pests of cowpea in Africa, in October 2014. Situated at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the project’s work is in West Africa, specifically, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger. Part of the project’s many objectives involves teaching smallholder farmers some of the pest management techniques. To advance this goal, the project team developed a series of animated educational videos that can be downloaded and viewed on cell phones. Using voice-over technology, the same easy-to-understand video content can be used throughout countries and regions by simply changing the narrative language.

Click here to read the full article. Click here to see examples of this animated technology

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