We are pleased to announce that the Feed the Future Innovation Lab Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes, known as the Dry Grain Pulses Collaborative Research Support Program (Pulse CRSP) from 2007 to 2012 and now to be called the Legume Innovation Lab, has been awarded a $24.5 million extension for 4.5 years, through September 29, 2017.
The research work of Pulse CRSP PI Dr. Barry Pittendrigh (PI-UIUC-1) was featured on the Big Ten Network in February 2013.
Link to main video article
Dr. Irv Widders, director, and Dr. Cynthia Donovan, deputy director, Legume Innovation Lab, were interviewed at the 2012 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, in December 2012, on how grain legumes contribute to Feed the Future Strategic Initiatives. Link to Video.
(This column is updated regularly to reflect vital information for researchers and managers connected to PULSE CRSP projects and grants. If nothing is listed, nothing is immediately due.)
List of Pulse CRSP Projects
- ISU-1, Enhancing Nutritional Value and Marketability of Beans through Research and . . .
- ISU-2, Enhancing Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Leguminous Crops Grown on Degraded Soils in . . .
- KSU-1, Pulse Value Chain Initiative—Zambia (PVCI‐Z)
- MSU-1, Combining Conventional, Molecular and Farmer Participatory Breeding Approaches to Improve . .
- MSU-2, Expanding Pulse Supply and Demand in Africa and Latin America: Identifying Constraints . . .
- MSU-3, Improving Nutritional Status and CD4 Counts in HIV-Infected Children Through Nutritional . .
- MSU-4, Impact Assessment of Bean/Cowpea and Dry Grain Pulses CRSP Investments in Research . . .
- PSU-1, Improving Bean Production in Drought-Prone, Low Fertility Soils of Africa and Latin America
- TAMU-1, Increasing Utilization of Cowpeas to Promote Health and Food Security in Africa
- UCR-1, Modern Cowpea Breeding to Overcome Critical Production Constraints in Africa and the U.S.
- UIUC-1, Biological Foundations for Management of Field Insect Pests of Cowpea in Africa
- UPR-1, Development, Testing and Dissemination of Genetically Improved Bean Cultivars for . . .
Announcements & Opportunities
U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program is offering a two-week learning program for graduate students interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. For more information, click here.