The Pan-African Grain Legume Research Conference and World Cowpea Research Conference

The Pan-African Grain Legume Research Conference and World Cowpea Research Conference will be held in Livingstone, Zambia, from 28 February to 4 March 2016.

Book your places NOW for the only International Year of Pulses UN signature event in sub-Saharan Africa.

The event is organised by the Feed-the-Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in partnership withthe Pan-African Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the Zambian Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), and the Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research for Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA).

In celebration of 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP) as designated by the United Nations, multi-sector representatives from around the world – from scientists and researchers to farmers, academics, students, and business people – engaged in cowpea and grain legume research, production, processing, and consumption are invited to participate in this joint conference to bring attention to the importance of pulses/grain legumes in improved nutrition and food security, sustainability of cropping systems, and the enhanced livelihoods on the African continent, all within the context of climate change.