Dry Grain Pulses (Pulse) CRSP

Photo Credit: Legume Innovation Lab, IPM-omics: Scalable and sustainable solutions for pest management of insect pests of cowpea in Africa Project

Legume Innovation Lab Director Irvin Widders Honored with 2015 Ralph Smuckler Award

The Legume Innovation Lab Director Irvin Widders has been named the recipient of the 2015 Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University (MSU). Widders’s commitment to helping smallholder farmers (many of whom are women) […]

Gerardine Mukeshimana

Recent Legume Innovation Lab Graduate Named
Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda

Gerardine Mukeshimana, a 2013 graduate of Michigan State University’s (MSU) doctoral program in plant breeding and genetics in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Pulse CRSP student, was appointed the new Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources […]

D. Rubin

CRSP Research Increases Agricultural Productivity

Achieving increases in productivity, defined as deriving greater output per unit of input, is a central feature of USAID-funded agricultural programs and particularly the work of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs). Productivity gains can come from improvement in breeding, […]

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Strengthening Value Chains to Benefit Small Producers

The CRSPs are working to build efficient and effective value chains across the globe. They have recognized that scientific advances to increase yields without regard to the market can have negative consequences for small producers if it creates a glut […]

Washington, DC

A Conversation with Congressional Staff about CRSP Contributions to Food Security

On June 5, four of the ten CRSP Directors held an information session with staff representing members participating in both House and Senate Agriculture Committees at the Rayburn House Office Building. The focus of the conversation was on the CRSP contributions to food […]

The Pulse CRSP meeting highlighted many of the CRSP's research advances that are aligned with FTF strategies.

Transforming Grain-Legume Systems to Enhance Nutrition and Livelihoods

In February 2012, the Dry Grain Pulses (Pulse) CRSP cohosted with the Rwanda Agriculture Board a five day global pulse research meeting attended by approximately 100 grain legume scientists from over 25 countries.  In addition to Pulse CRSP U.S. and […]