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Magalhaes Miguel being interviewed about project outcomes
January 3, 2019

The report features the outcomes of the Feed the Future project to create phosphorus-efficient bean varieties in Mozambique

September 5, 2018

Outcomes of the Climate Resilient Beans for Mozambique project are outlined in this video

Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab Bean breeders Juan Carlos Rosas (left) and James Beaver (right) examine a test field of improved bean lines. Photo credit: I. Widders, Michigan State University
October 19, 2017

Two project PIs are recognized for their contributions to breeding disease-resistant and drought/heat-tolerant varieties of common bean of diverse market classes under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes.

Small-holder farmers in Mozambique, prepare to participate in pilot promotional campaign for Tasty! Mozambique. The women cooked favorite recipes with common bean and soybean additions. Photo by Allison Smythe
April 26, 2017

Maria da Luz, Nina Furstenau, and Allison Smythe just returned from gathering information on modern bean recipes used by women in rural villages.

February 24, 2017

Bean scientists from various disciplines work together to develop heat tolerant bean to promote food security

July 10, 2014

Dr. Juan Carlos Rosas received the Gamma Sigma Delta Society of Agriculture's most distinguished award this year.

June 2, 2014

Legume phenotyping brings root researchers to Arizona from June 3-6.

November 5, 2013

With support from a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans. The project will employ novel techniques to accelerate breeding programs for the common bean aimed at conferring traits that can increase yield under heat and drought stress.