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    CIAT & PABRA at the Pan-African Grain Legume conference

    Over 450 of the world’s most prominent grain legume researchers met in Livingstone, Zambia, earlier this month for the Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference, a signature event of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses 2016. Organised by CIAT, Legume Innovation Lab and IITA, the week-long event brought together researchers working across legumes,

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    Global survey shows shortfall in research investment in pulses

    Researchers attending the Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference in Livingstone, Zambia, this week have expressed concern at the lack of funding of research in pulses. Annual funding in pulse research, which covers 13 different crops, hovers at $175m, yet crops such as corn receive billions in investments. For

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    Include pulses for a nutrition secure world

    Blog post by Prof. Ruth Oniang’o There’s a saying in Kenya: If you haven’t eaten “ugali” (a common maize-based stiff porridge dish), then you haven’t eaten. Substitute ugali for rice, cassava, matoke (starchy bananas), sweet or Irish potato or any other starch staple and it reflects the status that many cultures

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    Have you registered? 28 February to 4 March 2016, Livingstone, Zambia

      Organisers of the Pan-African Grain Legume and World Cowpea Conference have announced eight thematic plenary sessions to be included in the programme. Ecological approaches to integrated pest management in grain Legumes.  Enhancing yield potential and resilience to abiotic stress through genetic improvement of grain legumes. Gender and innovations in improvement of

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    How to stake climbing beans

    Climbing beans have the potential to provide farmers with yields three times higher than bush beans – that’s 3x more food on the table or 3x more money in the pocket for the millions of smallholder farmers who rely on agriculture for their living. But there’s an added challenge to growing climbing

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    Burundi: Breaking down barriers for beans

    As part of our contribution to the United Nations’ International Year of Pulses, we’re starting a blog series called “Bean-Growing Country of the Month.” This first article focuses on a country that is rebuilding its bean research programme with assistance from the CIAT-supported Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance. Earlier this year,

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